Philippe Weber
Group Director Mobile Money (M-Pesa), Vodafone

Speaker Profile

Philippe Weber heads M-Pesa for Vodafone Group. Launched in Kenya in 2007, M-Pesa is the most successful Mobile Money service in the world and the leading payment platform in Africa. It has transformed the lives of dozens of millions of users who can easily send money home, receive international remittances, pay utility bills, receive a loan, and access many other services, directly from their mobile phone. The M-Pesa platform is managing over 11 billion transactions each year.

Philippe is based in London and is working alongside operational teams spanning from Egypt to Mozambique.

Previously, he was the Commercial Director of Vodafone Partner Markets, the business unit managing partnerships with over 50 mobile operators around the globe. He joined Vodafone in 2009 as Head of Commercial Strategy and has led a number of high-profile projects for the Group, including the design and launch of Vodafone Red. 

Before joining Vodafone, he spent 9 years at the Boston Consulting Group, where he managed projects across the EMEA region and in the US for large Telcos and Software companies. He was specialized in growth strategies, launch of new businesses and transformation.

Philippe holds an MsC in Telecoms from Telecom ParisTech and obtained his MBA from Insead in 2000. He is married and has 2 children.

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