Kris Senanu

Kris Senanu

Chief Enterprise Business Officer - Enterprise Unit, Safaricom PLC

You know him as an investor on The Lion’s Den. Perhaps you’ve engaged with or you are a USIU graduate? If you are doing business in Kenya you have interacted with Safaricom where Mr Senanu is leading the charge in transforming this giant telco into a technology company.

Kris is an accomplished business leader, entrepreneur and investor. He is a co-founder of a private Investment firm providing capital for various startups across diverse industries. He is passionate about the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and has helped to grow and mentor numerous tech businesses and entrepreneurs on the continent.

Currently, Kris is the Chief Enterprise Business Officer at Safaricom where he is leading the charge to transform East Africa’s most successful Telco to transition to becoming a technology company.

He is the Chair of the United States International University Council and has served in the Governing Council, Kenya Institute of Management; Chair of the Pan African agency BTL Africa (Ghana), and Mdundo, a pan African music platform.

Kris was instrumental in the startup of Access Kenya (Now Internet Solutions), one of the first ICT firms in Kenya.

All Sessions by Kris Senanu

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Rhinos Den

  • Rita Odero - Grofins Bernard Kiarie -Algum Capital
  • Eric Osiakwan – Chanzo Capital
  • Safaricom Spark Fund – Kris Senanu
  • 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

    FinTech & Logistics CONVERSATIONS to inform on opportunities and resources in Trade Finance and Logistics (important for last-mile fulfillment on eCommerce transactions) by James Mureu - MSEA

    Agricultural Value Chains – Case Study by Peter Njonjo - Twiga Foods

    Agricultural Value Chains by AfDB-Dr. Olufunso Somorin

    How SMEs can leverage Fintech to grow their businesses by Kris Senanu - Safaricom