Kabirou Mbodje

Senegal | Founder and CEO - WARI

Kabirou Mbodje

Senegal | Founder and CEO - WARI

Biography

Kabirou Mbodje, from French and Senegalese origin, holds a degree in Telecom Engineering from France and an MBA from the United States. He returned to Senegal in the 1990's to launch an entrepreneurial venture and focus on new technologies. In 2003, he created NetPay, a payment solution based on mobile subscription. Building on this experience, he launched Wari in 2008, a unique digital platform at the heart of the "uberisation" of African economies and the continent’s financial inclusion. Payments of all sorts, buying airtime, transferring pensions, scholarships or wages… Wari's solutions address all the daily needs of most customers. Wari counts 212 million users and manages 1 million transactions per day, through 500,000 points of sale and 152 partnering banks in more than 60 countries. Kabirou Mbodje is also a member of the US Chamber of Commerce.

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