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Fintech Association of Kenya Appoints Lawyer Joseph Githaiga to Advisory Board

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The Fintech Association of Kenya has announced the appointment of Joseph Githaiga, a distinguished corporate attorney and regulatory compliance specialist, to its Advisory Board, effective May 1, 2024.

Mr Githaiga brings to the board a wealth of expertise acquired through his extensive career, notably serving as a Partner and Co-Founder at Spencer West LLP and formerly as Director and Head of Legal Business Solutions at PwC Kenya.

With over a decade of leadership in legal and regulatory domains, Mr Githaiga has forged innovative legal and regulatory solutions across various sectors, including finance, technology, and corporate governance.

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His tenure at PwC Kenya saw the establishment of a tailored legal consulting division, offering comprehensive services ranging from M&A support to regulatory compliance and corporate restructuring.

Prior to PwC, Mr Githaiga held prominent positions at Standard Chartered Bank, overseeing compliance across East Africa for the Corporate & Institutional Banking sectors, and at Coulson Harney Advocates, specializing in corporate legal strategies and transactions.

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Chairperson of the Fintech Association of Kenya, Duncun Motanya expressed gratitude for Mr Githaiga’s appointment, stating, “Joseph has been actively involved in shaping policy, advocacy, and regulatory frameworks in the fintech sector.”

He highlighted Mr Githaiga’s contributions to initiatives such as a comparative study on digital lending regulation and a research collaboration with TheCityUK in 2022.

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Mr Motanya emphasized Mr Githaiga’s extensive regulatory experience and strategic insights, which will be invaluable in navigating the fintech landscape and advocating for progressive regulatory frameworks.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Githaiga stated, “I am privileged to join the Advisory Board of the Fintech Association of Kenya. This role presents an exciting opportunity to utilize my experience in fostering robust regulatory practices and corporate governance to support the growth and sustainability of the fintech sector in Kenya and beyond.”

Mr Githaiga will collaborate with recent appointees, including Frank Molla, to strengthen the association’s strategic partnerships and governance frameworks. “His advisory role will play a crucial part in driving initiatives aimed at promoting ethical business practices and facilitating strategic growth within the fintech community,” the association noted.

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Diana Mutheu
Diana Mutheu
Diana Mutheu is a Tech enthusiast, happy to delve deeper into the African tech space covering Social Media, AI, Startups, Telcos, Cryptocurrency, Big Data, Women in Tech and all matters Tech. Write to me @[email protected]

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