The Team

Emmanuel Makau

Emmanuel Makau

Technology Data Decision Manager and Kenya Country Lead

Emmanuel Makau is a Technology, Digital Innovation and Data specialist with a career spanning over 15 years. Emmanuel’s knowledge and experience of technology spans business operations and processes – strategizing and executing product/program delivery roadmap and technology innovation strategies, while leading the entire project cycle, from business requirements analysis, through budgeting and resource allocation, partner mapping and on boarding, product development and deployment.  

Emmanuel has had the opportunity to work for major International organizations in the region and gained diversified experience, having successfully grown & held positions as a Risk Analyst Team Leader at Celtel, Product Manager Core products and Devices Zain Kenya, VAS Manager Safaricom Ltd, Enterprise Product Manager Safaricom Ltd, Business Development Manager- Mobile and Digital Inclusion Airtel Africa and most recently as Head, Mobile Financial Services in Airtel Africa, Marketing and currently as the Technology Data Decisioning Manager and Kenya Country Lead at Mercy Corps AgriFin.

Emmanuel is currently pursuing an Executive MBA with the Management University of Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Management Information Systems from Daystar University and is an internationally certified Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), a Computer Information Systems Auditor (CISA), holds a diploma in Computer Electronics and Engineering, and an advanced certificate on Credit Scoring.

During his free time Emmanuel likes to research and explore new technology and gadgets, practice his Muay Thai, mentoring the youth, farming, and most of all spending time with his wife, son and daughter Jennifer, Micah, and Marie.