Tala has named Annstella Mumbi as its new general manager for the Kenya unit with immediate effect.
Until her appointment, the insider executive served as Tala’s Global Director of Growth and Interim General Manager of Kenya.
“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 is able to bring the Kenya leadership team together and rally Tala around a bold vision for Kenya’s next phase of growth,” said Jori Pearsall, Tala Chief Business Officer.
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 in seven African markets.
Mumbi holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
“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,” added Pearsall.
Mumbi is also expected to steer the company into a full-service financial services provider over the next year.