Digital payments company DPO has announced the appointment of Judy Waruiru as MD for DPO Africa. In her new role, becoming effective in January 2023, Judy will be responsible for DPO business in more than twenty countries across Africa.
Judy has been with the DPO since 2019 and was appointed as Deputy MD in early 2022. Her previous position was Chief Operating Officer (COO), where she oversaw the operations across 20 countries in Africa and was responsible for strategy implementation, risk management, customer excellence and operational compliance. She has built a center of excellence, by simplifying complex business processes and embracing technology to create the best-in-class customer experience. Judy was part of the team that led to the acquisition of the DPO by Network International and was responsible for structuring the operations department.
(TOP: Judy Waruiru, the new MD for DPO Africa).
She is a senior executive possessing 20 years of experience in managing and identifying growth opportunities across different markets in Africa and globally. Before working at DPO, Judy built her career in the airline industry, spending 15 years working for Kenya Airways, Qatar Airways, and Jambojet, with a focus on the digital landscape. As MD, Judy will also serve as the Country Corporate Officer for Kenya within the Network International Group.
Commenting on Judy’s appointment, Offer Gat, DPO Chairman, co-founder and interim Regional MD, said: “We are delighted that Judy will lead our business in Africa. Her experience in managing and identifying growth opportunities, new market development and her understanding of the digital payments ecosystem will prove invaluable as we continue to grow and help drive digital commerce in support of the region’s businesses and economies. Her passion, expertise and invaluable understanding of DPO are an excellent fit to further DPO’s vision of driving economic growth across Africa.”
Judy Waruiru, the incoming DPO MD for Africa, added: “It is a privilege to be given this opportunity and to further work with a talented team to grow our services in Africa. I look forward to taking on this new challenge and continue delivering innovative digital payment solutions for our clients to serve the communities and economies we operate in better. DPO is at the forefront of changing the payments narrative across the continent, and I am proud to be able to drive this agenda.”
Founded in 2006, DPO has developed integrated payments technology to support businesses of all sizes in over 20 countries and accepts payments securely and swiftly in all currencies and through many payment methods, including virtual cards, mobile money, and e-wallets.
DPO is an African digital payments company operating in over 20 countries across the continent. DPO has developed the technology to enable businesses and individuals across the continent to make payments online and offline with all currencies and payment methods. DPO currently works with over 60,000 active merchants, including businesses in the eCommerce, and the travel and leisure sectors. The company was founded in 2006 and since then it has grown to be a Pan-African PSP with more than 400 employees. In 2021, DPO was acquired by Network International, a leading enabler of digital commerce across the Middle East and Africa, in a landmark deal for the African payments landscape. By providing its merchants with the capacity to make and accept payments effortlessly, DPO aims to support financial inclusion and economic development on the continent.
Network International comprises a group of companies and is a major enabler of digital commerce across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, providing a full suite of technology-enabled payments solutions to merchants and financial institutions of all types and sizes, including acquiring and processing services and a comprehensive ever-evolving range of value-added services. Network International Holdings is the holding company for Network International and the group companies, including DPO.