Integrated Payment Services Limited (IPSL), a fully-owned subsidiary of Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) has made changes to its board.
IPSL which is the company behind Pesalink, a money transfer platform makes it easy and fast for inter-bank and inter-person cash transfers; brought on board four new non-executive directors effective 1st July.
The four directors bring a vast experience spanning 89 years in various levels of management and roles in information technology.
The directors, Jack Ngare, Dr. Shiko Gitau, Kevin Kinyanjui, and Moses Obonyo.
“I am very proud of that new board,” says Agnes Gathaiya, CEO IPSL.
With over 15 years of experience in business and is currently the managing director of Microsoft’s Africa Development Center. He has worked in telecommunication, financial services, information security, and emerging technology.
Previously, he held leadership positions in Equity’s Finserve, NIC and Stanbic. He is also a non-executive director at Credit Bank PLC.
Dr Shikoh Gitau
She is the CEO of Qhala, leading a team of innovators to drive digital transformation in organizations in the continent. She brings over ten years of experience in research and design of digital technologies. She is a member of the COVID-19 Advisory and the Data Analytics Modelling committee which advises the Kenyan government on tech and data-based solutions. She previously served as the Head of Product at Safaricom Alpha and as Mobile Money Specialist at the AfDB. Dr Shikoh also worked at Google and Microsoft. She holds a Masters and Doctorate in computer science from the University of Cape Town.
He is the founder and CEO of Duo Tech, a firm that offers IT strategy consultancy for organizations. He is also the Co-founder and Director of WTec which provides cybersecurity and digital forensics services in the continent.
Kevin brings over 34 years of experience in information technology to Pesalink, previously holding director positions in Kenya Airways and Housing Finance. He led Lafarge East Africa’s end-user computing as the Group IS Manager and CIO.
He is the current chairman of Old Mutual Assurance Company and a senior partner at Buyuka Obonyo with over 30 years of practice. Apart from his experience in law, he is well versed in matters finance. He is a non-executive director at Ghana Reinsurance Kenya Limited, Institute of Directors, and Metropol TV. He holds a master’s in Law from Strathmore and an executive MBA from USIU and Columbia University.