Tala Names Agnes Muthoni as Head of Growth and Strategy

[Nairobi – Wednesday 31st  May 2023] – Tala, the global financial technology company today announced the appointment of Agnes Muthoni as the new Head of Growth and Strategy. Taking over from Annstella Mumbi who has been appointed as the Interim General Manager-Kenya, Ms. Muthoni will be responsible for driving Tala’s strategic initiatives, fostering growth by driving strategic partnerships in Kenya and advancing the organization’s projections of growing three-fold over the current financial year.

Agnes brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the private lender having spent over 15 years in strategy, partnerships, product and customer experience. She has spent most of her career working for financial institutions including Standard Chartered bank and hyper-growth startups in Africa namely Cellulant and Andela, where she helped the organization grow from Series B to Series E funding raising $381M.

“I am honored and delighted to join Tala. I look forward to working with the team to further accelerate growth and maximize the positive impact of easily accessible and affordable credit on the underbanked. Together, we will strive to unlock the full potential of FinTech while ensuring its ethical and responsible deployment,” said Agnes.

Having been licensed to operate as a digital credit provider by the Central Bank of Kenya earlier in Q1, Agnes will play a pivotal role in shaping Tala’s strategic direction and driving its expansion into new markets and sectors. She will collaborate closely with a talented team of researchers, engineers, and business professionals to identify growth opportunities, forge strategic partnerships, and develop innovative solutions.

“Agnes’s appointment as the Head of Growth and Strategy marks an important milestone for us,” said Annstella Mumbi, Interim General Manager of Tala-Kenya. “Her deep understanding of the technology landscape, combined with strategic vision and leadership capabilities, make her the ideal candidate to lead our growth initiatives. We are thrilled to have her on board as we continue to push the boundaries building the future of finance and deliver value to our partners and customers.”

For further information contact;

Valerie N Mumia

E: valeriemumia@unchartedpr.com

M: 254 704658936

About Tala

Tala is a global technology company building the world’s most accessible financial services. More than 6 million people across Kenya, the Philippines, Mexico, and India, have used Tala products to start and expand small businesses, manage day-to-day needs, and pursue their financial goals with confidence. Tala has raised more than $350 million from visionary investors including Upstart, the Stellar Development Foundation, RPS Ventures, the J. Safra Group, IVP, Revolution Growth, Lowercase Capital, and PayPal Ventures.