Haytham Ammar


Job Title: Chief financial officer

Company: M-Pesa Africa


Haytham Ammar was appointed CFO of M-Pesa Africa in May 2023.

Prior to joining the mobile money transfer services provider, he was the Finance director at Vodafone Ghana. Haytham joined Vodafone in 2007 as a senior Financial Reporting and Performance analyst, after two years as a financial accountant at Nestle Water Egypt.

He spent 15 years at Vodafone, moving into the position of business partner for Commercial Decision Support in 2008. Three years later, he took on senior roles in financial reporting and performance analysis, financial planning and analysis as well as Decision Support,

Haytham is a certified management accountant with the Institute of Management Accountants and holds a Bachelor’s in Accounting and Finance from Helwan University Cairo.

May 2023 - Present: Chief Financial Officer, M-Pesa Africa
Sep 2019 - Dec 2022: Finance Director, Vodafone Ghana
July 2017 - Aug 2019: Head of Decision Support, Vodafone
Sep 2014 - July 2017: Head of Financial Planning & Analysis, Vodafone
Apr 2014 - Sep 2014: Financial Planning Senior Manager, Vodafone
Oct 2011 - Apr 2014: Financial Reporting & Performance Analysis Manager, Vodafone
Sep 2008 - Oct 2011: Commercial Decision Support - Business Partner, Vodafone
June 2007 - Sep 2008: Senior Financial Reporting & Performance Analyst, Vodafone
June 2005 - June 2007: Financial Accountant, Nestlé Water Egypt

2014: Certified Management Accountant, Institute of Management Accountants
Date not available: Bachelor's in Accounting and Finance, Helwan University

M-Pesa Africa
M-Pesa (M for mobile, Pesa is Swahili for money) is a mobile phone-based money transfer service, payments and micro-financing service, launched in 2007 by Vodafone and Safaricom, the largest mobile network operator in Kenya. It has a footprint in Tanzania, Mozambique, DRC, Lesotho, Ghana, Egypt, Afghanistan, and South Africa.

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