Julius is a Kenyan and the head of Digital Banking Transformation at First City Monument Bank (FCMB). He is a seasoned Sales & Distribution and Marketing professional with extensive experience in Mass Market Sales and Distribution, Channel Management, ICT Sales & Service delivery, B2B Sales, SME Solutions, Mobile Money and Mobile Banking Development and Go to Market. He has over 18 years of varied industry experience in FMCG (Coca Cola, Chevron, and Total), Telco (Safaricom and MPESA) and Banking / MVNO (Equity Bank).
He has also worked in the development sector in partnership with key actors (USAID, UNDP, and Master Card Foundation among others) and hence understands the players in the very important topic of financial inclusion.
Julius was the General Manager Sales, Distribution and Operations at Finserve Africa, a fully owned telecommunications subsidiary of the Equity Bank Group based in East Africa. While there, he led the acquisition of over 800,000 customers for Equitel in under one year making the telco one of the fastest growing MVNOs in the world. Prior to this, he was a Senior Manager, SME Sales and Distribution at Safaricom. There he developed and launched one of the most revolutionary products in Kenya for this segment called ‘Zidisha biashara’ which means “Grow Your Business”.