Chris Williamson

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Chris is the Head of M-Pesa for the Vodacom Group, based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

He is responsible for driving the growth and evolution of M-Pesa – Africa’s biggest payments platform, with 36 million active customers – across Vodacom Group’s footprint in Tanzania, Mozambique, the DRC, Ghana and Lesotho.

Chris has over 15 years’ experience spanning telecoms, technology and financial services, predominantly in African markets. Chris has previously worked in leadership roles with the GSMA and African mobile technology companies, having begun his career at L.E.K. Consulting. He has an MBA with Distinction from London Business School and 1st Class Honours in Engineering from the University of Cambridge.