Kenya’s largest non-bank lender by market share, Tala, has named Annstella Mumbi, as its new General Manager for the Kenya Unit effective immediately, making her one of the small number of women leading large technology companies in Kenya.
Before being announced as the new GM, she served as Tala’s Global Director of Growth and Interim General Manager of Kenya.
Mumbi is a business executive with a decade of experience cutting across fintech, EdTech, and venture funding having held multiple roles in strategy, growth, expansion, and overall business leadership, and has worked in various markets such as Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
“Over the past three years at Tala, Mumbi has shown tremendous leadership, expanded her scope multiple times and most recently served as our Interim General Manager. She can bring the Kenya leadership team together and rally Tala around a bold vision for Kenya’s next phase of growth,” said Jori Pearsall, Chief Business Officer of Tala, while announcing the Kenyan team.
“Beyond the vision, she will continue to lead the team of 130 Talazens in Kenya by bringing together new technology, partnerships, and ways of operating to drive the business forward while never losing sight of our Kenyan customers. I am beyond excited to see the growth she can drive from here,” concluded Mr. Pearsall.
Waiting in Mumbi’s in-tray is steering the company steady as the digital lender seeks to transition into a full-service financial services provider over the next year.
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