Bob Otiende

Personal Info

What is a pilot doing at a Fintech company you might ask? COVID taught me, and my sector in general, a lot of things. Diversification of thought and skill sets was one thing, but the power of community had to be the other. As a young person (28) I got to learn that the Africans my age are building what they need, to be anything they want. Being the youngest continent on the planet, 60% of the population is under 25 years old with a median age of 19.7, Africa’s future is her young people. They are innovative, daring and are slowly but surely making their mark know and presence felt on various global stages. Equitable resource distribution is the missing link. The resources are largely available for the most part, but we need a way to share them amongst ourselves. Peer-to-peer lending is building on who we are to energize what we want. Tribbe, for me, is that energy in motion.

Professional Experience

Otiende Bob is an airline pilot flying for the Kenyan National Carrier – Kenya Airways, joining as one of the youngest pilots they had. In his 10 year career, he rose up the ranks to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Beyond the technical skills required to execute his role as a pilot, planning for and executing a flight safely & efficiently relied on people management skills to synergies people capital in the achievement of a common goal which he is impeccable at.

Bob is also a dedicated Toastmaster, having served in varies leadership roles, the latest being as president of his club. Through the various leadership roles, he has learned to manage and lead diverse teams.

Bob has participated in executive training by Havard Business School, Michigan University and YC Startup School just to name a few.

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    Tonee Ndungu

    What I believe

    What do I believe when it comes to finance and the potential it has for Africa? It’s everything. I believe we are our own biggest resource. Never mind that we have been that for the world for generations. So we do this knowing we are the answer to many, if not most, of our challenges. All we are, and should be for ourselves, is communal opportunity. Tribbe is about bringing the sentiment of support into formal function and lifting the conversation of what is possible into what is actual. Capitalism can work with a few amendments. We are here to make credit work for Africa, by Africans.

    Assorted Press
    Various Awards
    • King Baudouin Africa Development Prize
    • GSMA Mobile Technology Award
    • Africa Entrepreneurship Award
    • Citi Mobile Challenge
    • Africa Business Heros – Top 20
    Professional Experience

    Tonee Ndungu is a serial entrepreneur with 16 years in technology companies. Tonee founded the NAILAB in 2009 with Bart Lacroix, raising its first international round of funding of € 5.5 million before leaving the Incubator in 2011 to Sam Gichuru. In 2012, he went on to start Kytabu, an education technology company that provides access to affordable and relevant hyper-localized digital content for Kenyan educators and students. Kytabu is currently serving thousands of children and educators in Kenya and is scaling into the larger continent through partnerships with UNICEF and Mastercard Foundation.

    A double degree holder in International Relations and Journalism with a Masters in Organizational Development, Tonee has championed entrepreneurship and business-driven interventions for social challenges for the last decade. He is a community builder and a big driver of positive credit deployment for financial growth.

    He is an Eisenhower fellow, spoken at Engage and various TEDx Talks, is a supporter of Dyslexia organizations being one himself and is an avid adventurer.

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