M-Pesa Africa General Manager Sitoyo Lopokoiyit has been enlisted at position 8 out of 50 digital players across Africa.
There’s no denying that there’s been an incredible improvement on the financial platform since Mr Sitoyo took over, we dare say that he’s been quite right for the job. One of the main reasons Kenya has seamlessly joined the E-Commerce industry is because of financial services like M-Pesa and behind the product is none other than Mr Sitoyo Lopokoiyit.
Why was he enlisted at position 8 out of 50 digital players across Africa?
Jeune Afrique is a Pan-African weekly news magazine; published in the French language. In its April issue, they published a list of the top 50 digital players across the African continent -from an initial list of over 300 names. It’s not surprising that Sitoyo took the 8th position out of 50 after all he has been responsible for growing M-Pesa to a mature finance platform.
Mr Sitoyo has over 10 years of senior managerial experience from different fields; oil and gas (Chevron and Total Kenya Ltd) and in the Retail industry with Uchumi supermarkets in Kenya. In 2015 he worked as a director at Vodacom Tanzania LTD then later joined Safaricom as the Chief Financial Services Officer in 2018 then has now been appointed as M-Pesa Africa Managing director.
Additionally Sitoyo worked on the smooth transition of using M-Pesa in Tanzania which led to a growth of the finance platform in East Africa.
What are some of his key achievements?
- M-PESA App
- Global Payments
- M-Pesa CVM
- Merchant Payments
Sitoyo will soon begin his new role as the new M-Pesa MD but will still remain the Chief Financial Officer at Safaricom until they get a suitable person to fill his role. We wish him all the best in his new role as the Africa Managing Director and look forward to more innovations.