People on the Move: Ronald Webb, Safaricom
Ronald Webb has joined Safaricom to head the Kenyan telecom operator’s financial services division, which includes the popular M-PESA money transfer service. Formerly director of payments for Equity Bank Group, Webb has more than 30 years of experience in payments technology in Africa. Prior to joining Equity Bank, he was co-founder and chief architect of the Paynet and PesaPoint payment platforms in Zimbabwe and Kenya and served as group technology officer for Paynet/PesaPoint Group for 18 years.
Webb will take over from leadership of Safaricom’s financial services from Betty Mwangi, who left the company in May 2016 after nearly a decade of service.