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Catherine Karimi Gichunge

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Catherine Karimi Gichunge

Catherine Gichunge Graduated from Maseno University with honors where she received a degree in Bachelor of Science, Home Science and Technology.

Skills & Qualifications
  • B.Sc degree in Home Science and Technology.
  • Analyst
  • Solutions Consultant
  • Agency management expert
  • Evangelist
Job Experience
  • RedCloud Technologies UK
  • Fortis Mobile Money Nigeria
  • Cellulant Nigeria and Interswitch Nigeria
  • Airopay Nigeria and Finance plan Kenya
  • Microsave Kenya
  • Efina Nigeria

Catherine Karimi Gichunge is the current Managing Director of Red Ant International -Payments and Financial Inclusion Academy, A digital financial services company that aims at bringing financial inclusion training to the world through provision of excellent and affordable technology training and coaching, The Academy strives to create an environment where our clients are not just technology providers but also our partners in success.

Catherine is also the director of Red Ant International group of Companies Kenya and Nigeria. A Mobile payments Evangelist, Analyst, Solutions Consultant, Agency management expert in end to end mobile payments deployment with experience spanning over 15 years. Catherine leads overall operations and senior staff activities as well as training initiatives in Agency Banking for independent operators, banks and telecommunication companies.

Catherine was the pioneer Kenyan, involved in the initial development of the hugely successful M-PESA Service, Developed in collaboration with Sagentia UK, Vodafone UK and Safaricom LTD Kenya.

Catherine’s contribution involved,:-BAP sim Migration and Testing, Translation, Pilot Project, Pilot closure, Soft Launch, Launch and Post Launch operations for M-PESA in Kenya, Tanzania and Afghanistan. Catherine was Key in roll out of the of the largest Agency network that spans Kenya in terms of physical outlets and ATM’s.

Catherine has been key in other Mobile Money deployments in Africa including Nigeria and Ghana for Globacom Limited, Airtel Africa as Senior Technical Manager for Africa(Tech Mahindra Comviva) – Airtel Money, Sudan for Bank of Khartoum – Hassa service, CEO Ezee Money Kenya and Linepal Kenya

Her work as a solution consultant spans big corporations and NGOs examples:

  • RedCloud Technologies UK,
  • Efina Nigeria
  • Fortis Mobile Money Nigeria
  • Cellulant Nigeria and Interswitch Nigeria
  • Microsave Kenya
  • Airopay Nigeria and Finance plan Kenya.

Her innovations include:

  • Red Ant Directory – A mobile phone Technology directory for Blue collar Job listing.
  • MMT Academy – The mobile money training Academy
  • Somesha Wa Nyumbani – A corporate social Responsibility that educates and impacts lives across villages in Eastern Kenya.