Office – Juliana Rotich is the new Head of Fintech Integration Solutions FIS at Safaricom where she will oversee the company’s M-Pesa department.
She will be dealing with M-shawri, Fuliza and KCB M-Pesa services of Safaricom; being an appointment meant to strengthen revenue streams for the giant telco.
Safaricom described its digital revenue streams as a pillar for the company’s survival that started afew decades ago. For instance, in the six months to September 2021, M-Pesa contributed about 40 per cent of the service revenue. Contribution by voice, once Safaricom’s major earner, was at 34.2 per cent of the service revenue.
She will therefore be expected to further deepen the impact of Safaricom as a fintech in the country where communication and digital money is key in daily activities.
“Delighted to not only join Safaricom to advance Fintech Integration solutions but also co-host the first Fintech Innovation week,” she tweeted.
In mid-March, she hosted Safaricom’s Fintech Innovation Week, bringing together thought leaders, partners, and developers from Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Lesotho, Ghana, Egypt and other African countries.
Ms Rotich co-founded BRCK Inc, “a hardware and services technology company formed to realise a vision for enabling communication in low infrastructure environments by developing useful, innovative, and exciting hardware-centred technologies.
She also co-founded Ushahidi and was instrumental in the founding and setup of iHub and Gearbox in Kenya.
She serves on the board of Standard Media Group, Safaricom Money Transfer Service Ltd and Kenya’s Vision 2030 Delivery Board.
Her academic background indicates that she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of Missouri.
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