Our Team

Behind every great product is an amazing team!

BitPesa magic happens because of our incredible people. Our diverse and experienced team members come from all over the world, with the industry and market knowledge needed to help BitPesa scale across frontier markets.

Elizabeth Rossiello

CEO & Co-Founder

Elizabeth Rossiello

CEO & Co-Founder Elizabeth has lived and worked in Nairobi, Kenya since 2009 and knows financial services from the Mara to the Board room. She speaks 5 languages, has 2 kids, and still makes sure everybody meets their deadlines.

Charlene Chen

UK Director & Co-Founder

Charlene Chen

UK Director & Co-Founder

A Computer Science major and ex-IT consultant, Charlene loves technology, people operations, efficiency and optimization. She has spent most of the last decade living and working in East and West Africa and speaks French, Spanish and enough Swahili to navigate rural Kenya.

Adam Gouveia

CFO

Adam Gouveia

CFO

Adam learned about bitcoin in 2013 while working at a bank. He left three months later and has worked in the cryptocurrency/blockchain space ever since.

Callum Dryden

CTO

Callum Dryden

CTO

Callum is the CTO of Bitpesa, with over 10 years of engineering experience. Callum started out as a Software Engineer at Sun Microsystems and has honed his skills in both the technology and financial sectors leading projects from market disrupting prototypes to multi-million dollar investment platforms for FNZ. Before joining Bitpesa Callum worked on RightScale’s cloud management platform which has given him a unique insight into delivering software solutions that can massively scale. He holds a B.Eng in Software Engineering from Edinburgh Napier University.

Arnau Giró

Co-Lead, Product

Arnau Giró

Co-Lead, Product

Arnau is a Marketplaces specialist a little bit obsessed about data. He loves to discover new products everyday, from board games to the next blockchain project.

London, UK

Filza Majeed

Co-Lead, Product

Filza Majeed

Co-Lead, Product

She believes in designing experiences rather than products. She strongly believes that good design is achieved through minimalism, in conjunction with attention to detail.

Michael Nderitu

CRO

Michael Nderitu

CRO

Mike has 11 years experience in volatile markets, from equities to government securities, FX to Crypto. He has expert knowledge from investment banking, stock-broking, bank treasury and currently the cryptocurrency world since 2016.

Teresia Kairu

COO

Teresia Kairu

COO

Teresia is an expert with numbers. Having previously worked with multinational companies, she has helped mould the finance team. She prepares reports and presents information that maps the company’s financial growth and opportunities. Her slogan is “Figures tell a story”.

Sukhi Srivastan

Head of Global Sales

Sukhi Srivastan

Head of Global Sales

Prior to joining BitPesa, Sukhi worked in Foreign Exchange & Global Treasury at a San Francisco based bank where she helped Silicon Valley tech companies manage their FX and Treasury needs.

David Yen

Head of Global Partnerships

David Yen

Head of Global Partnerships

David is fluent in Mandarin, English and basic Swahili. He has lived and worked in Taipei, Tokyo, Bonn & Nairobi. Passionate about coming up with new ideas, meeting new people and solving new problems!

Muhammad Inuwa

Head of Legal and Compliance

Muhammad Inuwa

Head of Legal and Compliance

Muhammad has over 10 years experience in financial services, specializing in AML Risk and controls, spanning regional banks to truly global international banks. Married with 2 kids, Muhammad has a passion for photography and farming.

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