Lesley-Ann is one of the creators of M-PESA, the award-winning money transfer service for Safaricom (Vodafone Kenya), and an expert on mobile money in Africa.
As one of the team of 5 Sagentia consultants who worked on the original M-PESA pilot alongside Susie Lonie and Nick Hughes, the founders of M-PESA, she helped to develop the product and then take it to market.
Post Lesley-Ann’s role at M-PESA she led the product management team at a startup venture dedicated to extending and developing mobile financial services into more emerging markets in different forms to create an eco-system approach to mobile money.
Since 2012, she has been working as an independent consultant in mobile financial services sector, primarily in African markets. Projects span from deeply technical to overall project review and assessment, business consulting, and support roles & advisory services with entries such as Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, World Bank, EFInA, FSD & various mobile network operators and banks.