Mobile lending company Tala has appointed Munyi Nthigah as its new Kenya General Manager (GM) to oversee business growth. He replaces Ivan Mbowa who now serves Fidelity Bank Ghana as a Fintech NewCo Consultant.
Nthigah has over 15 years of experience in the technology sector 11 of which have been in the digital payment space across 11 markets in Africa.
Prior to joining Tala, he founded Codesign Africa, a fintech startup focused on digital payments and lending in Kenya.
He is also a founding member of the Association of Fintechs in Kenya, where he serves on the board as the Secretary-General. He has also served as the General Manager at Cellulant Kenya for more than 9 years and General Manager for Cellulant Uganda for two years.
Commenting on the appointment, Shivani Siroya, Tala’s founder and global CEO said: “Mr Nthigah brings a wealth of fintech experience to this role, having spent his entire career solving payment fragmentation and financial exclusion challenges across the African continent. His leadership is exactly what Tala needs as we bring new, innovative financial products to the Kenyan market to improve our customers’ options and livelihoods. I am looking forward to the team’s continued success under his leadership.”
Nthigah is an alumnus of the Oxford University Fintech Programme, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Language, Communication and Economics from the University of Nairobi.