Executive Head. Mobile Financial Policy Group Regulatory & External Affairs, Vodacom

Brian is the Executive Head, Mobile Financial Policy & Regulation at Vodacom Group. He is a seasoned financial services regulatory professional with more than 17 years of experience. 

In his current role, he collaborates with the Vodacom operating companies in 7 markets (Vodacom entities in DRC, Egypt, Lesotho, Mozambique and Tanzania plus Safaricom Kenya & Ethiopia), outlining the Group’s regulatory strategy for broad-based financial services covering various policy and regulatory disciplines. He also works closely with the public sector, supporting the establishment of enabling policy and regulatory frameworks for mobile money. 

His early career started in banking before joining Safaricom PLC in Kenya, where he led the M-PESA Legal and Regulatory support function. He joined Vodacom from the GSM Association (GSMA), the global telecommunications industry body where he led the mobile money advocacy and regulatory workstream. 

Brian holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Law and is a Certified AML Specialist.