Eddie Ndichu

Eddie has been a leader in transforming how financial services are delivered in Kenya and Africa over the last 15 years for some of the largest local and global banks such as Standard Chartered and KCB. He has led multiple mobile money integrations, mobile banking deployments, online banking deployments, and new digital products, as well as launch the first teller less branch and mobile virtual network (MVNO) fully dedicated to financial services. He has also performed the highest digital banking transaction in Africa when climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to attempt it successfully on a mobile phone.

His most recent posting was the Managing Director for Opera Software, leading deployment of Opera News, Opay and Okash platforms across Africa against the Opera mini browser base of over 150 million users. He has since founded and runs Wapi Pay, the first Africa Asia payment gateway supporting trade and cross border commerce.

Previous to that he spent 10 years in Australia undergoing his education and work experience in developing mobile technology software. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems and Applied Statistics from Murdoc University in Perth Australia and is completing an MBA in technology and Innovation and holds multiple certificates in change and transformation.