Fintech Tala appoints Munyi Nthigah as its General Manager for Kenya

KENYA – Digital credit provider Tala has announced the appointment of Munyi Nthigah as its General Manager for Kenya.

In his new role which he takes up immediately, Nthigah will oversee end-to-end business growth and overall operations for Tala Kenya’s 120-person team, accelerating Tala’s position as one of Africa’s leading fintech.

“Mr. Nthigah brings a wealth of fintech experience to this role, having spent his entire career solving payment fragmentation and financial exclusion challenges across the African continent,” said Shivani Siroya, Tala’s founder and global CEO.

“His leadership is exactly what Tala needs as we bring new, innovative financial products to the Kenyan market to improve our customers’ options and livelihoods. I am looking forward to the team’s continued success under his leadership.

Nthigah is a seasoned fintech leader and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in the technology sector and direct operational experience across 11 markets in Africa.

Prior to joining Tala, he founded Codesign Africa, a fintech firm focused on digital payments and lending in Kenya.

He is also a founding member of the Association of Fintechs in Kenya, where he serves on the board as the Secretary-General and served as the General Manager at Cellulant Kenya for more than 9 years.

Nthigah is an alumnus of the Oxford University Fintech Programme, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Language, Communication and Economics from the University of Nairobi.

He takes over from Ivan Mbowa who left the company to join Fidelity Bank Ghana.

On 9th February, Tala Kenya launched a unique credit option dubbed ‘Jichagulie Due Date’ credit option that gives customers the freedom to choose a loan repayment date that best matches their income cycle or salary pay date.

“This new flexible credit option will give borrowers the power to choose the due date that works best for them, not Tala. And this is just the beginning,” Tala’s Country Growth Manager, Ms. Annstella Mumbi said during the launch event.

“We will be introducing many new products changes this year to give Kenyans more financial access as well as the confidence to reach their financial goals.”

Kenyans can now time their due date around their next payday and other financial obligations, making repayment easier, and enjoy lower fees depending on the duration they choose.

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