Brian Wamatu  joined Safaricom in November 2008 and is currently  the head of M-PESA Product Development at Safaricom (Kenya), leading the innovation and product development arm of the global leader in mobile money – M-PESA.  He  has the overall responsibility of ensuring M-PESA becomes the key to transforming lives of the many Kenyans across all walks of life, who use M-PESA daily for both money transfer and payments. Use of M-PESA for low-mid value payments has seen a rapid growth in the electronic payments in Kenya opening up businesses to cashless distribution models and steering innovation in E&M-Commerce. He is also responsible for the M-PESA Roadmap which is expected to create exponential growth in mobile payments and deepen Financial Inclusion.

Brian has over 8 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry 6 of which have been in Financial Services ( M-PESA).  

Mr. Wamatu is a Kenyan citizen and has a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Computer Science and an MBA from Strathmore University.


Safaricom transforms lives.

We provide voice, data, financial services and enterprise solutions for a range of subscribers, small businesses and government, using a variety of platforms.

As the biggest communication company in East and Central Africa, Safaricom delights over 21 million subscribers, providing over 200,000 touch points for its customers and offering over 100 different products under its portfolio.

Safaricom pioneered commercial mobile money transfer globally through M-PESA, the most successful service of its kind anywhere in the world.  Launched in March 2007, M-PESA now has over 21.7million customers and over 85,000 Agent outlets countrywide.