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Regulatory Director, Africa
Brian Muthiora is the Regulatory Specialist for the GSMA Mobile Money Programme, and is based in Nairobi. In this role he provides tailored support to mobile operators in Sub Sahara Africa and MENA regions helping them find solutions to the regulatory barriers inhibiting the growth of their mobile money services and also delivers GSMA’s key messages to regulatory audiences in the region. Brian is a regulatory practitioner with 10 years’ corporate experience spanning converged telecommunications and digital financial services. He joined the GSMA from Safaricom where he spent five years providing legal and regulatory support for M-PESA and contributed to the development of Kenya’s digital financial services regulatory framework. Brian is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and holds LLB and LLM degrees. He is a postgraduate alumnus of Monash University’s Faculty of Law.
Posts by Brian:
Kenya’s regulatory environment permits non-banks such as Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to provide basic money transfer and payments services, much to the revulsion of banking ...