Payments corporation Visa has appointed Corine Mbiaketcha as the Vice President and Country Manager for Visa in East Africa. Corine’s new position will be effective from November 5, 2019.
Ms. Mbiaketcha joins Visa from Oracle, where she served as the Country Leader, Kenya, and Managing Director for Technology.
Her new role will see her head and manage Nairobi’s team as the payments company spurs growth in the nation, as well as Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Mauritius, and Ethiopia. Corine will also be tasked with Visa’s overall strategy in the greater E. Africa region, which entails building and strengthening relationships with clients, regulators and other primary stakeholders in the payments and finance space.
“We are excited to welcome Corine to the Visa team. Corine is a recognized and passionate leader in the region’s technology industry, having led Oracle’s business in East Africa. She is a visionary senior leader with a passion for using technology to strengthen Africa’s economic development, and this expertise will be critical to Visa’s strategy in Sub Saharan Africa. She has worked with a broad range of stakeholders across various sectors including technology and the financial services industry, as well as regulators and financial institutions. Corine joins Visa at a great time to help drive East Africa’s move away from cash into more reliable, secure and innovative forms of digital payments as well as drive engagement with non-traditional partners in fintech,” remarked Aida Diarra, Senior Vice President, Group Country Manager, Visa Sub Saharan Africa.
Corine held various roles at Oracle and has served the American technology corporation for more than one decade. She worked as a Market Strategist, Regional Director and her last position as Country Leader.
“Visa’s promise is to bring the benefits of electronic payments to everyone everywhere. Nowhere is that a more exciting challenge than in East Africa and the wider region, where we have a wonderful opportunity to combine technology and partnerships with a broad range of people to drive truly transformational change in the way that the economy transacts. I am excited to join the Visa team, and I am looking forward to meeting and engaging with our stakeholders and partners,” said Corine.