Henry Maloba and Lisa Kienzle
Grameen Foundation

Henry Maloba is an independent mobile financial services consultant. He led Grameen Foundation’s Mobile Financial Services Accelerator project in Uganda. Before joining Grameen Foundation, he was Country Corporate Manager for Airtel Money in Kenya. Henry brings more than 13 years of expertise in the publishing, consultancy, banking and telecommunication industries. He launched the first global micro-loan product dubbed ’Kopa Chapaa’ delivered through the mobile-money wallet and was also part of the team that developed Airtel OnLine Pay, which is touted as the world’s first virtual card that operates from a wallet residing on a mobile phone. He is currently pursuing his MBA at Kenya Methodist University and received executive education training in evaluating social programs from the J-PAL program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He recently received a Certified International Project Manager certification and is also a member of Project Management Institute and Fellow of American Academy of Project Management.


Lisa Kienzlemanages global operations and strategy for Grameen Foundation’s financial services initiatives. She previously led the foundation’s mobile financial services, which worked with financial institutions and mobile network operators to research, design, and scale new financial services for the mobile channel. Before joining Grameen Foundation, she was director of Branchless Banking for MAP International, a mobile money and branchless banking start-up in Uganda. She was also a consultant for mobile and branchless services in South Asia; a strategy consultant at Marakon Associates; and an investment banker at Lehman Brothers. Lisa received a bachelor’s from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School where she tailored her studies around for-profit social enterprise.




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