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VISA picks Eva Sarwari as new Country manager

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 13- Payments service Provider Visa has appointed Eva Ngigi Sarwari as the new country manager for Kenya.

Sarwari will serve as the Senior business Development Leader and Country Manager for Kenya and will be part of the East Africa Leadership team.

In her new role she will be responsible for the development and implementation of our growth strategy in Kenya, Eva’s appointment is in line with Visa’s vision to continue to build a solid regional team by matching unique strengths and talents with critical business opportunities.

“We are excited to bring Eva on board to lead our business in Kenya. The experience she brings to the team is invaluable. We have no doubt that she will play a key role in driving our strategy forward and accelerating our growth locally. I look forward to welcoming Eva,” Visa East Africa General Manager Corine Mbiaketcha said of the appointment.

As a financial expert, Sarwari has had 15 years’ experience in the banking industry and has served in various roles at several banking institutions in Kenya’s including CfC Stanbic and Co-operative Bank of Kenya, with her most recent role being Project Lead at SC Ventures by Standard Chartered.

Prior to her role at SC Ventures, she worked in the transaction banking department at Standard Chartered Bank, where she became the transaction banking head for the commercial banking segment across East Africa.

She also helped develop and execute the sales strategy to deliver revenue ambitions and increase client penetration for the bank by actively promoting the bank’s network and product capabilities.

Sarwari holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Marketing Management from Moi University, a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Nairobi and a post graduate diploma in Digital Business from EMERITUS and has taken part in the Oxford Fintech Programme.

 

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