Mr Githachuri has gathered his DFS expertise through work practitioner experiences from Safaricom Kenya where he was among the very first team that deployed the, now famous, M-PESA mobile money service. He also went on to head new mobile financial service deployments such as Airtel Money in Kenya and Warid Pesa in Uganda. He was the pioneer head of the Helix Institute of Digital Finance through which he supported and consulted for a number MNO's, banks and other DFS providers in Asia and Africa.
Mr Githachuri is currently pursuing a PhD in Business Administration at The University of Nairobi and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the same university.
Badal MalickMr Malick is CEO at Catalyst, a USAID seeded platform to test, learn, and build last mile models in inclusive digital finance. He has a deep industry background in financial services, digital payments and online commerce. Previously, he was a Vice President at Snapdeal, where he built a Omni-channel business from ground up; a Group Product Leader at Intuit's Quickbooks business unit; a Consultant at McKinsey's financial services & payments practice; and an Economist & Operations Analyst at the World Bank's Water & Sanitation program. He is a technology enthusiast, an active angel investor in Fin-tech and B2B technology space in the US and India, and an advisor to pi Ventures, an AI dedicated venture fund.