- She joins the company with significant experience from global consulting firms, Accenture and Deloitte where she served as a management consultant and strategy consulting manager respectively.
- Omowunmi Adenuga-Taiwo's role will be integral to the delivery of Kippa's ambitious growth plans to expand its offerings across products and geographical locations.
- Her addition to Kippa’s executive team comes at a significant time with Kippa announcing an $8.4 million raise in September 2022.
Lagos, December 2022- Kippa, the fast-growing fintech start-up offering digital business and financial management solutions for African SMEs, today announces that experienced management consultant and strategy manager Omowunmi Adenuga-Taiwo has joined Kippa as Director of Strategy & Operations.
Her experience also spans helping companies lead business transformation and key strategic initiatives with stints at Sigma Pensions Ltd and Sygen Pharmaceuticals Limited in programme management and strategy roles.
Omowunmi Adenuga-Taiwo’s hire comes at a significant time with Kippa announcing an $8.4 million raise in September 2022. Her role will be integral to the delivery of Kippa's ambitious growth plans to expand its offerings across products and geographical locations.
As Director of Strategy & Operations, she will oversee Kippa's business operations across its entire portfolio, people operations, customer experience and the overall strategy behind the company's growth. She will also provide leadership across cross-functional teams enabling them to deploy solutions that support the growth of Kippa's merchants.
Commenting on the new appointment, Kennedy Ekezie-Joseph CEO of Kippa said:
“We are excited to welcome Omowunmi to Kippa's executive team. As we scale our ambitions in the coming year, there’s no better person to lead our strategy and operations efforts. I’ve followed Omowunmi’s professional journey for four years; her great wealth of experience in consulting and business transformation across various industries: from finance to pharma makes her the perfect fit for Kippa's vision and growth aspirations. The executive team is excited to welcome her as we scale our ambition to provide small businesses with the lifelong partnership they need to run and grow profitably.”
Commenting on her appointment, Omowunmi Adenuga Taiwo said;
"I am delighted to be joining Kippa at such a critical time in its growth. Among a growing list of companies that cater to Africa's business ecosystem, Kippa stands out for its innovative products and superior service. I am eager to help elevate the Kippa experience by scaling our operations significantly as we continue to make our users happy"
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Founded in June 2021, Kippa is a disruptive fintech start-up based in Nigeria. The team is on a mission to unlock socio-economic prosperity in sub-Saharan Africa by helping SMEs grow their business and embrace financial inclusion. The company provides digital business and financial management solutions for African SMEs, starting with a simple-to-use mobile bookkeeping app, which helps African SMEs keep track of their daily revenue and spending transactions, create invoices and receipts, manage inventory, and see how their companies fluctuate over time recover; ultimately helping merchants to recover debts three times faster.
Kippa has been on a steep growth trajectory under the leadership of Co-Founders Kennedy Ekezie-Joseph (CEO) and Duke Ekezie-Joseph (President) who have a history of working together over the last six years, and strong experience launching products for the African market. To date, Kippa has 70 employees across 3 countries and over 500,000 SMEs in its network.