Topy has over thirteen years’ experience in financial services and telecommunications, five of which are in mobile money at Vodafone and Airtel. She has held a number of roles in general management, strategy, operations, technology, and product and business transformation.
She is currently works as Senior Director for Financial Inclusion Africa at Visa, based in Nairobi, Kenya. She is committed to driving the growth in access to financial services for the underserved population of Sub Saharan Africa.
Prior to joining Visa, Topy headed Airtel Kenya’s mobile money business. She was a member of the Payments Association of Kenya (PAK) and the Mobile Money Association of Kenya (MMAK) steering committees whose objectives are to increase financial inclusion with assistance of the Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Kenya.
She previously worked as M-Pesa Principal Product Manager at Vodafone Group based in London, England where she led M-Pesa commercial and strategy for emerging markets, product development and new markets launches.
Topy was awarded a Nelson Mandela scholarship to study at INSEAD Business School in France where she received a Masters in Business Administration. She has a first class honors Bachelor’s of Science degree in Information Technology from Jomo Kenyatta University and a Higher Diploma in Management of Information Systems from Strathmore University. She is an alumnus of Alliance Girl’s High School.