Kizito Okute

Director Digital Financial Strategy & Lead Sherpa

Kizito Okute is a Digital Financial Services Career fellow with over 8 years experience  in designing and implementing various programs in Digital Financial Inclusion, Mobile Money, Mobile Payments and  building viable Digital Agent and Merchant Networks. His Digital Finance Career started in 2008, managing mPESA agents in Kenya and Tanzania through Top Image Africa. He then worked for Chase Bank Kenya (from 2010) and Bank of Kigali (from 2012) where he designed Agent Banking and Management Solutions. He was also the lead project coordinator in the successful first roll out of the mVISA branchless banking solution in collaboration with Visa and Bank of Kigali and has worked to oversee the integration of Tigo Cash, MTN Mobile Money, Airtel and M-PESA to bank accounts.

Kizito graduated with a Certificate in Digital Money from the Tufts University – The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy in conjunction with the  Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI). He also holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Ecology & Agriculture from Egerton University – Kenya and currently enrolled for a Certificate in Operationalizing Mobile Money with the DFI.

He is the lead founder of Digital Agents Limited.

Email : kokute@digitagents.com

Phone :  +250 788  387962