Tala, Kenya’s leading non-bank lender by market share, has announced the appointment of Annstella Mumbi as the new General Manager for its Kenyan Unit, a move that cements her place among the few women spearheading major technology firms in Kenya.
Effective immediately, Mumbi’s extensive experience in fintech, EdTech, and venture capital will be instrumental in guiding Tala through its forthcoming transition into a comprehensive financial services provider.
Annstella Mumbi previously held the position of Tala’s Global Director of Growth and, on an interim basis, the General Manager of Kenya.
With over a decade of experience, Mumbi has been an integral part of Tala’s strategy, growth, and expansion endeavors, contributing to the company’s operations in various countries across Africa.
Having earned her bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Mumbi has demonstrated exceptional leadership during her three-year tenure at Tala.
Her dedication and dynamic leadership have been pivotal in navigating Tala’s course and shaping a bold vision for the company’s future growth in Kenya.
“Over the past three years at Tala, Mumbi has demonstrated tremendous leadership, expanded her scope on numerous occasions, and most recently served as our Interim General Manager.” said Jori Pearsall, Chief Business Officer of Tala.
Jori expressed confidence in Mumbi’s ability to unite the Kenyan leadership team and lead Tala towards an exciting phase of expansion.
He emphasized the importance of preserving Tala’s commitment to its Kenyan customers while integrating innovative technologies, forging new partnerships, and optimizing operational methods to advance the business.
Mumbi’s new role will see her overseeing the 130-strong Tala team in Kenya, as the digital lending company takes determined steps toward becoming a comprehensive financial services provider over the next year.
Her appointment reflects Tala’s dedication to promoting female leadership in the Kenyan technology sector and fostering inclusive growth.