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Former Interswitch Sales Network Lead Karimi Ithau Appointed New Kenswitch Kenya Managing Director

Payments service provider Kenswitch Kenya has appointed Ms. Karimi Ithau as its new Managing Director. Ms. Karimu joins Kenswitch from Interswitch where she served as the Head, Sales Network supporting the East Africa Region, a position she held for the last five years.

Ms. Karimi Ithau is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years in sales of innovative products and services in the information technology markets related to payments for financial and non-financial institutions across Africa. She also has a proven track record as an executive team manager.

“We are confident that Ms. Karimi Ithau has what it takes to steer our Kenyan market to the next level. As a board, we would like to congratulate her and assure her of our continued support as we seek to provide innovative payments across the East African region,” said Kenswitch Chairman Yousef Bazian.

Ms. Karimi has also previously worked as the General Manager and as Head of Business Development at Paynet (K) Limited. She also held the position of Head of e-Banking – Corporate and Institutional Banking Division at the Standard Chartered Bank.

Kenswitch has also announced that it will be rolling out the new corporate identity, among other rebrand initiatives across different customer touchpoints in the next couple of months. The company has received a nod from the regulator, the Central Bank of Kenya.

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