Michael Joseph joined MFS Africa’s board of directors as a non-Executive Director effective January 1 2017. Mr. Joseph is widely known for his leadership as CEO of Safaricom and is credited with the remarkable success of M-Pesa in Kenya. Under Joseph's guidance, M-Pesa enabled economic participation for millions of Kenyans who previously were too poor or remote to hold a bank account. Following his tenure as CEO of Safaricom, Mr. Joseph served as Managing Director for Mobile Money of Vodafone Group,.Mr. Joseph stepped down from this role at the end of 2016. In addition to his participation on the board of MFS Africa, he also serves as Chairman of the board of Kenya Airways.