Isaac Gachugu G

Senior Manager in M-PESA Product development at Safaricom (Kenya)

Isaac is a Senior Manager in M-PESA Product development at Safaricom (Kenya), leading the innovation arm of the global leader in mobile money – M-PESA. With a formal job description of driving Strategic Initiatives, he has the overall responsibility of ensuring M-PESA becomes the key to transforming lives of the many Kenyans across all walks of life, who use M-PESA daily for both money transfer and payments. Use of M-PESA for low-mid value payments has seen a rapid growth in the electronic payments in Kenya opening up businesses to cashless distribution models and steering innovation in E&M-Commerce. He is also leading the API strategy for M-PESA which is expected to create exponential growth in mobile payments and dependent innovation.

Isaac is a holder of BSc and MSc degrees in Computer Science from the University of Nairobi, and a Masters certificate in Business Analysis from George Washington University. He is also a Prince2 Practitioner among other professional qualifications.