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Susie Lonie

Susie Lonie

Pyrmont Consulting

Susie Lonie is a mobile payment consultant who works with clients from across the globe on all aspects of providing financial services for the unbanked in emerging markets.

Susie is one of the creators of the M-PESA money transfer service. In 2005 while employed by Vodafone Group she developed and ran M-PESA as a small pilot working with the local Operator, Safaricom. Susie redeveloped this system for a national launch in 2007. In parallel to managing the rapid growth in Kenya, she also facilitated the M-PESA launch in Vodacom Tanzania. Next, she supervised the launch for Vodacom South Africa, leading the team to identify the technical and commercial requirements for interoperability with conventional financial services.

In 2010 Susie was the co-winner of "The Economist Innovation Award for Social and Economic Innovation" for her work on M-PESA. Susie holds two degrees in engineering, and has previously held a number of positions in both product development and marketing roles for Vodafone UK, and blue chip FMCG companies.

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