About Us

Back in 2006 we identified a gap in the African online payments landscape. Merchants and consumers alike wanted the online arena to be open for payments, booking and purchasing. However, online payment processors were hard to find.

We wanted not only to fill that gap but to do more than that. By enabling customers and merchants to transact securely online and offline we were able to facilitate the growth of local businesses, from airlines to hotels and eShops. During the years we have led the online payments industry into the centre stage. We managed to turn online transactions to a preferred choice of conducting business across all industries.

Since then DPO has grown from an East African payment service provider into the biggest pan African PSP. We expanded our footprint into West Africa through organic growth and to Southern Africa by M&A (through its subsidiary DPO South Africa).

By constantly implementing new and advanced payment technologies and by providing the highest security levels we truly enabled our customers to have the freedom to pay and get paid anywhere, anytime.

Meet The Team

Executive Team

Offer Gat

Co-Founder & Group Chairman
Formerly the CEO of the largest Travel and Tourism Enterprises in Israel. Offer also served as CEO North America for EL AL Israel Airlines and its VP Global Sales. Mr. Gat has extensive experience in General and Financial Business management, Strategy and M&A.

Eran Feinstein

Co-Founder & Group CEO
Formerly the GM of Websense Israel, VP at Formula Travel and CTO at Israir airlines. Mr. Feinstein is a leading authority in the fields of e-commerce, travel and online payments, having acquired extensive experience in the East and Southern African markets.

Peter Harvey

Co-Founder & MD DPO South Africa
Peter is an entrepreneur with banking, technical and a business management background. Prior to founding PayGate now known as DPO PayGate, he consulted to Sappi, BP and Old Mutual. Mr Harvey has a deep understanding of the technical, legal and strategic factors driving the African and global online payment processing industry.

Jonathan Smit

MD of PayFast
An entrepreneur at heart, Jonathan started PayFast early in his career in 2007 after gaining valuable business experience at global engineering and consulting firms. After personally developing the core PayFast platform, Jonathan has steered PayFast through the last decade.

David Beukes

Group Chief Technical Officer (CTO)
David has more than 20 years experience in the FinTech space. As co-founder of PayGate now known as DPO PayGate, he has been involved in every area of IT; from start-up developer to managing developers, infrastructure engineers, security and compliance programs. David is passionate about supporting the payments business through technology.

Judy Waruiru

Group COO
Judy is a senior executive possessing an array of experience in different domains mainly airline, media and technology sectors with more than 20 yrs of experience. She inspires and influences teams to deliver desired objectives.
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Julia Kibore

Group CMO
Julia has a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years and has held several positions most recently in Telco and Mobile Fintech payments. As head of the marketing division her key mandate is to structure grow the division as well as provide thought leadership, strategic guidance and decision-making support, to both engage merchants as well as consumers and drive performance for DPO Group across Africa.

Kate Gathii

Group Head of Products
Kate has over 8 years’ experience in sales, digital marketing and e-commerce, having worked in the payments industry for the last 6 years in the fields of sales, marketing  and more.. she is responsible for establishing and maintaining the company’s brand strategy and messaging from her vast experience in the payments industry.

Roz Clark

Group Head of Sales
Roz specializes in strategic communications management, sales and marketing. Roz is the group Head of Sales at DPO. She is responsible for pan-African sales expansion management of existing branches in East and Southern Africa. Roz is also charged with implementing further expansion into West and Francophone Africa through recruiting, training and supporting the local sales force in the country as each branch opens.

Paul Omany

Group Head Of Financial Services
Paul has vast experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining DPO, Paul worked for Equity Bank Rwanda, Rswitch Limited and Ecobank Kenya among others. He was also a resource person for the NICI – 2010 Plan for the Government of Rwanda's Integrated ICT-Led Socio-Economic Development Plan 2006 – 2010.

Lourens Brink

Group CFO
Lourens Brink is a finance professional with experience in the consulting, auditing and financial services sector. He is the head of finance, human resources and administration functions at DPO. He is responsible for all the financial affairs of the group.

Wouter Uitzinger

Group Chief Compliance and GDPR Officer
Previously COO for Virtual Card Services, now incorporated into DPO PayGate. Wouter worked in the banking industry since 1984, and more specifically in the credit card environments since the early 1990's. Wouter is an operational person at heart and more recently took on the role of Group Compliance and GDPR Officer for DPO.

Agnes Mwathi

Group Head of Talent
Agnes is a member of IHRM and she has learned her trade in the Kenyan Banking and Insurance sectors over the past fifteen years. She represents the new generation of talent-focused leaders in Africa.

Senior Managers

Peter Onkendi

Strategic Projects Manager

Bilhah Kinuthia

Sales Operations Manager
Ghana sales manager

Manasseh Annor

Regional Manager - DRC,Gambia,Sierra leone and Cape verde

Bernice Mwova

Bank Relations Manager

Claire Ashiali

Strategic Accounts Manager

Alice Mirara

Executive Assistant

Erick Gakuo

Easy Advance Manager

Isabella Marira

Operations Centre Manager

Tatenda Chinodakufa

Regional Manager - Southern Cluster

Isabelle Apollon

Regional Manager - Indian Ocean Islands

Elias Gitau

Regional Manager - East Africa

Country/Market Managers

Janeth Kwilasa

Country Manager, Tanzania

Aisha Luyima

Country Manager Uganda

Nelson Mesuli

Market Manager - North Tanzania

Simba Huni

Country Manager - Namibia

Yeo Nongopegue

Country Manager- Côte d’Ivoire

Chidinma Aroyewun

Country Manager - Nigeria

Shazmah Tim

Market Manager Zanzibar
DPO Zambia sales manager

Precious Mwewa

Country Manager Zambia
DPO Rwanda sales manager

Joan Karenzi

Country Manager - Rwanda

Bethelihem Leggese

Country Manager - Ethiopia
Sales Manager Botswana

Topollo Pilane

Country Manager Botswana

Marketing

Media Kit

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Partners

DPO’s partnerships

Strategic Merchants

Strategic Merchants
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