Gituku Kirika joined Integrated Payment Services Limited (IPSL), home of PesaLink, in January 2021. He is a financial services and payments professional with extensive banking and fintech leadership experience in delivering innovative solutions, managing stakeholder engagements, taking on new initiatives and leading teams, having worked across East Africa with Standard Chartered Bank and DTB, primarily in product development. Prior to joining IPSL, Gituku was Director for Digital Payments (Sub-Saharan Africa) at Mastercard. A digital payments expert, Gituku spearheaded strategy and execution by putting together and leading cross-functional teams to launch various solutions enabling millions of new consumers across Sub-Saharan Africa. He has also led various partner, vendor and regulatory discussions and negotiations that culminated in the launch of various market-first solutions. Gituku holds a BSc. (Hons) in Computer and Business Studies from the University of Warwick.