Richard Nthiga Muriithi is currently in the Business development and Strategy team for Safaricom M-Pesa, the Fastest growing Mobile Money Platform in the world. He is charged with innovating and Managing Projects with regard to International Money Transfers and Digital collections for government agencies and NGO’s on M-Pesa. With regards to Monay Transfers is his duty, the onboarding ,vetting, undertaking due dilligence and managing and executing commercial contracts with international partners on behalf of Safaricom Money Transfer LImited. This involves the management of relationships with Hubs and other MTO’s and MNO’s.
Richard has been involved in very notable projects such as the M-Akiba retail government Bond, the World food program closed loop payment system in Kakuma and Dadaab, the e-Citizen payment platform for the Kenyan Government and the growth of International Money Transfers at Safraicom.
Previously Richard worked at the Central Bank of Kenya as an officer in charge of regulatory compliance and auditing of Forex Bureaus , Banks and Money remittance Companies. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)(Hons), in Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University where he had obtained a previous Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), in Financial Planning and Services. He also has a Master’s Degree from the University of Glasgow in investment Banking and Finance.