Wangeci Kanjama, a long-term executive at Safaricom Group and M-Pesa Africa, is leaving the Vodacom telecommunications family to join Spiro as the Group CFO, effective November 2023.
Wangeci Kanjama, a long-term executive at Safaricom Group and M-Pesa Africa, is leaving the Vodacom telecommunications family to join Spiro as the Group CFO, effective November 2023. Spiro is a leading manufacturer of electric vehicles in Africa.
"In less than two years, Spiro has deployed more than 10,000 electric motorbikes across Benin, Togo, Rwanda and Kenya. I can see this as only the start," she says.
Wangeci has spent close to two decades in the telecommunications industry. The roles she has served in include head of Business Planning, head of Wholesale and Roaming and head of Business Partnering at Safaricom. She held the position of finance director of M-Pesa Africa from September 2020 before switching to director of Partnerships in May 2023.
Spiro will look to leverage Wangeci’s experience in building M-Pesa’s structures and partnerships in accelerating investments in clean energy infrastructure and finance.
"I see so many opportunities for Spiro as a Pan-African company and cannot wait to begin working with the team and using my investor credibility to accelerate the impact of our work. The chance to craft and build this company into a world-class open-architecture smart energy infrastructure platform is hugely exciting," she says.
Wangeci is an award-winning finance professional having been ranked top of the ROCCO100 list of the most influential people in the telecommunications industry in 2020.