Tala announced today the appointment of Mr. Ivan Mbowa to lead its Kenya business effective 1st June 2019. Mr. Mbowa is an innovative and courageous professional with over 14 years of experience delivering business results and building high performing teams across Africa. He has built a career around expanding access to finance in Africa, with roles in international banking and venture capital-backed Fintech entrepreneurship.

He has held the role of CEO at Umati Capital as well as senior management roles at Citigroup across eight different markets in Africa. In joining Tala, Ivan will be responsible for the strategic direction, growth, and overall operational oversight of the business.

Tala’s Human Resource Business Partner Ms. Rebecca Maruti said that Ivan is an eminent leader and a well-versed banker with an illustrious a career spent spearheading key banking functions. Mr. Mbowa will succeed Ms. Rose Muturi as the primary country representative for Tala’s business in Kenya.

On his part, Tala Vice President of Country Growth Mr. Anay Shah acknowledged the outstanding the contribution that Ms. Muturi made, and thanked her for leadership over the last three years, during which she has been instrumental in the formation of the recently launched Digital Lenders Association of Kenya (DLAK) where she served as the founding Chairperson.


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