Pan-African payments platform SasaPay has picked Daniel Njoroge Kiriungi as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) to lead the firm in the next phase.
Kiriungi, who has 15 years of experience in the technology industry, will also dabble as the company’s deputy chief executive officer (CEO).
He most recently served as the Director of Sales Network for global payments company Interswitch, where he successfully led the company’s penetration and growth into the Kenyan market.
“We strongly believe Daniel is the right captain for the next stage of transformation and growth of SasaPay,” the board said in a statement.
“We are confident that his passion for innovation and sustainability, coupled with his experience in the payments sector will enable us to unlock and create new opportunities for growth and deliver exceptional value to our clients,” it added.
His new appointment comes at a time when the financial technology firm seeks to deliver more growth as it re-focuses its strategic plan to empower millions of businesses in the country by leveraging technology to make payments more accessible, affordable, and profitable.
“I am hugely excited to be joining the SasaPay team. The business has demonstrated real potential to be a valuable, disruptive force in the financial services sector and I am looking forward to leading the business and ensuring we deliver a positive impact for our customers,” Kiriungi said upon his appointment.