KENSWITCH APPOINTS MANAGING DIRECTOR TO DRIVE ITS NEW MARKET DIRECTION

The newly appointed Managing Director Ms. Karimi Ithau. PHOTO /VERA SHAWIZA

KENSWITCH APPOINTS MANAGING DIRECTOR TO DRIVE ITS NEW MARKET DIRECTION

 

 

 

 

By Vera Shawiza

 

 

 

 

The Board of Kenswitch Kenya Limited has appointed Ms. Karimi

Ithau as Managing Director as the company rolls out its new market

direction.

 

 

 

Ms. Karimi Ithau is a seasoned professional with a wealth of

experience spanning over 20 years in sales of innovative products

and services in the information technology markets related to

payments for financial and non-financial institutions across

Africa. She also has a proven track record as an executive team

manager.

 

 

 

“We are confident that Ms. Karimi Ithau has what it takes to steer

our Kenyan market to the next level. As a board, we would like to

congratulate her and assure her of our continued support as we

seek to provide innovative payments across the East African

region,” said Kenswitch Chairman Yousef Bazian.

 

 

 

Prior to this appointment, Ms. Ithau served as the Head, Sales

Network at Interswitch supporting the East Africa Region, a

position she held for the last five years. She has previously worked

as the General Manager and as Head of Business Development at

Paynet (K) Limited. Ms. Ithau also held the position of Head of e-

Banking – Corporate and Institutional Banking Division at the

Standard Chartered Bank. Ms. Ithau is a graduate of School of

Computer Technology, UK and holds a leadership training

certification from Dale Carnegie and Associates Inc.  She is also a

member of the Young Leadership Program and the Organisation of

Women in International Trade.

 

 

 

“The rebranding effort, among other initiatives, builds on many

improvements the firm has made to the business in recent

years. Our commitment to this market is focused on positioning our

unmatched product breadth, geographical reach and strong

leadership team backed on the strong pan-African success of Loita

Group in over 18 countries across Africa,” added Kenswitch

Chairman Yousef Bazian.

 

 

 

Kenswitch will roll out the new corporate identity, among other

rebrand initiatives across different customer touchpoints in the

next couple of months. The company has received a nod from the

regulator, the Central Bank of Kenya.

 

 

 

Kenswitch is a Payments Service Provider (PSP) of choice in the

Kenyan market, regulated by the Central Bank of Kenya under the

National Payments System (NPS) Act 2011 and has been in the

market since 2002. Kenswitch facilitates commercial banks,

insurance companies and other financial services intermediaries

with ubiquitous payments processing across the African region.

 

 

 

Kenswitch customers use scheme cards to access Financial Services

over the wide network of ATMs, Agency Banking, Merchant POS

and e-Commerce Merchant outlets.  Kenswitch also offers a range of

value-add products and services within the financial payments

space.

 

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