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Susie Lonie

Susie Lonie

Pyrmont Consulting

Susie Lonie is a Digital Financial Service Specialist who works with MFIs, banks, MNOs and NGOs in emerging markets.

Susie is one of the creators of the M-PESA money transfer service and is named on the patent. In 2005 she moved to Kenya to develop and run M-PESA as a small pilot service for the local MNO, Safaricom. Susie redeveloped this system for national launch in 2007 and whilst managing its growth in Kenya, she also facilitated the M-PESA launch in Vodacom Tanzania.  In 2010 Susie was the co-winner of "The Economist Innovation Award for Social and Economic Innovation" for her work on M-PESA. She holds two degrees in engineering, and has previously held a number of positions in both product development and marketing roles.

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