Nick Hughes

Nick Hughes is the founder of M-PESA and the co-founder of M-KOPA.

Nick Hughes led the team to take M-PESA from concept to scale, a mobile money project that has revolutionized the life of millions of Africans since it launched in 2007. In 2012, Nick also co-founded M-KOPA, a consumer finance company that has connected over 750,000 homes and businesses to affordable solar power in Africa. He holds a small number of advisory roles, which includes being on the CGAP Executive Committee.

Posts by Nick Hughes

M PESA Kenya

In this video, Nick Hughes, Head of International Mobile Payment Solutions, Vodafone Group, talks about their product M-Pesa in Kenya- a mobile payment service which allows customers with a prepaid phone to move money between accounts. Vodafone has promoted M-Pesa as a mobile payment service that is quick, convenient and secure. He further explains the […]

Mobile Phone-Based E-Banking: The Customer Value Proposition 

The note highlights the reasons as to why should low income segment prefer technology—if it is secure, convenient, low cost, accessible/liquid and easy to transfer.