Sitoyo Lopokoiyit has been appointed as the M-Pesa Africa managing director effective April 1, 2021.
Sitoyo first joined Safaricom in July 2011 as Head of M-PESA Strategy and Business Development, a role he held until September 2015 after which he moved to Vodacom Tanzania as Director M-Commerce.
While there, he was also a Vodacom Foundation Board Member and part of the EXCO team that handled the various challenges in the market successfully.
Previously, Sitoyo worked as the Diversification Manager at Total Kenya, the Category manager at Uchumi Supermarkets, and as the Business Advisor and Merchandise manager at Chevron Kenya.
Sitoyo has a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree in marketing from the University of Nairobi and an MSc in Information Technology Management and Organizational Change from Lancaster University in UK.