Board Members & CEO

Dylan Higgins

Dylan Higgins

Co-Founder, Kopo Kopo

Dylan is co-founder of Kopo Kopo. A proven business leader who excels at designing, building and selling innovative financial services. As a business leader and management consultant, Dylan has built and grown cross-functional, high-performing teams across four continents

Ben Lyon

Ben Lyon

Co-Founder, Kopo Kopo

Ben is co-founder of Kopo Kopo and has served in various roles within the business, ranging from product management to business development to international expansion.

Amee Patel

Amee Patel

Senior Investment Officer, Venture Lab

Amee is a Senior Investment Officer with Venture Lab, leading the team’s deal activity and portfolio engagement in Africa. Amee was most recently an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, serving public, private, and social sector clients focused on financial services and international development.

Mark Straub

Mark Straub

Co-Founder & Director, Khosla Impact

Mark co-founded Khosla Impact with Vinod Khosla in 2011. Prior to Khosla Impact, Mark’s career spanned two continents and three industries. Mark has been passionate about the power of market-based models to fight global poverty since he traded investment banking for micro-lending in 2006.

Noah Doyle

Noah Doyle

Managing Director, Javelin Venture Partners

Noah has founded, launched and grown dozens of high technology products and companies in 20 years of entrepreneurship and management of innovation. Noah most recently directed the enterprise product line for Google’s geospatial products, Google Earth and Google Maps.

Ken Kinyua

Ken Kinyua

Chief Executive Officer - Kopo Kopo

Ken has worked in the financial services industry almost all of his career, beginning at KPMG, then ABN AMRO bank in Kenya, Housing Finance Company of Kenya, Jitegemee Trust Ltd, Afro Asian Bank Ltd, Mayfair Bank Ltd and now at Kopo Kopo Inc.

Our Management

Peace Osangir

Peace Osangir

Chief Operating Officer

Peace worked for close to 6 years for American Express Company, headquartered in New York City before joining Commercial Bank of Africa as a Financial Risk Manager and finally settling in her role at Kopo Kopo.

Dennis Ondeng

Dennis Ondeng

Chief Technology Officer

Dennis has over 15 years of software development experience working on mobile and web applications in areas such as financial technology and architecting systems that scale.

Jane Gidali

Jane Gidali

Business Development Manager

Jane is a seasoned business leader and strategist with a strong flare for sales, business development and African market expansion. She has built a solid track record over a decade in sales, business development, customer relationship building and operational management.

Nereah Okanga

Nereah Okanga

Head of Product

Nereah is a highly organized product marketing professional, who has a proven track record of using engineering practice to produce new, innovative and profitable products and solutions.

Stacy Apiyo

Stacy Apiyo

Human Resources

Stacy is a seasoned Human Resources professional who is passionate about problem solving, and ensuring that Kopo Kopo has the appropriate resources needed to help us grow as an organization.

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