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Over a 17-year period, Corine Mbiaketcha has worked in various technology transformative roles across West, Central and East Africa.


Corine Mbiaketcha


Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Corine leads the Visa team to drive core business growth in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Mauritius and Ethiopia. These are key markets among her 13 East African countries portfolio. She is responsible for the overall strategy in the region, including building long-term relationships with clients, regulators and other key stakeholders to drive the adoption of cashless payments.

In her role, Corine is driving East Africa’s move away from cash into more reliable, secure and innovative forms of digital payments as well as driving the engagement with non-traditional partners in fintech. Corine joined Visa from Oracle, where her latest tour of duty was Director of Business Development Strategic Deals for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Prior to this posting, Corine was Country Leader & Managing Director Kenya Hub, East Africa & West Transition for Oracle.

One of her latest breakthroughs was opening of the latest Visa CEMEA office in Addis Ababa, where Visa celebrated by hosting the first ever Visa Payment Forum in Ethiopia and were honoured by the presence of both public and private sector partners, who took the opportunity to discuss the future of payments.

Over a 17-year period, Corine Mbiaketcha has worked in various technology transformative roles across West, Central and East Africa at Oracle and SAP, where her responsibilities spanned Technology and Application Consulting, Sales and Go To Market Strategy leading to a Cluster Leader role in 2013, a Regional Managing Director/Country Leader role for Technology in 2016 with extended duties as the Chairman of the Public Sector Board.

Prior to joining Oracle in 2000 in Ivory Coast, Corine was working for British Airways in London as a provisioning Analyst.

Some of her achievements include being an Executive Coach Practitioner of the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC), a World Bank Business Edge Master Trainer (IFC) and a Certified Women Entrepreneurship Development Trainer (ILO).

Corine graduated with Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc. Hons) in European Business with Technology from the University of Brighton (UK) and a Master’s Degree in Business with Technology from Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci (France).

Corine Mbiaketcha is passionate about using IT capabilities to strengthen an African economic model and transform the life of the people in Africa, while actively contributing to the development of the youth in general and women in particular.


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