Previously the Chief Executive Officer of Umati Capital, Ivan Mbowa joins Tala as the country representative, responsible for the strategic direction, growth, and overall operational oversight of the business.
He brings over 14 years of experience delivering business results and building high performing teams across Africa, with a strong career around expanding access to finance in Africa, in international banking and venture capital-backed Fintech entrepreneur.
Speaking when welcoming Ivan to the team, Tala’s Human Resource Business Partner Rebecca Maruti said “Ivan is an eminent leader and a well-versed banker with an illustrious a career spent spearheading key banking functions.”
Mbowa succeeds Rose Muturi who recently joined HF Group after serving at Tala for the last three years and who was instrumental in the formation of the recently launched Digital Lenders Association of Kenya (DLAK) where she serves as the founding Chairperson.
“On behalf of the Tala management, I am extremely pleased to welcome Ivan Mbowa to our team. Ivan brings comprehensive experience as a career banker, professionalism and outstanding entrepreneurial leadership of which I am certain that this will provide significant confidence and conviction to all stakeholders including employees, customers, and our investors,” Maruti said.
On his part, Tala Vice President of Country Growth Anay Shah acknowledged the outstanding the contribution that Muturi made, and thanked her for leadership over the last three years.
“Muturi is an exceptional leader. Her drive and focus have materially strengthened Tala. We thank her for the dedication, passion, enthusiasm, and motivation she has given the company over the past three years. She will be greatly missed by the staff and the wider Tala community alike,” Shah said.
The management has congratulated Ivan on his appointment and thanks all the stakeholders for the continued support expressing confidence that he will make valuable contributions and catapult Tala to the next level.