Betty Mwangi

Board Member

Ms. Betty Muthoni Mwangi is the Group Commercial Director at Britam Holdings Plc having joined on 1st December 2016. The Commercial Division is tasked with the distribution of Britam General Insurance, Life and Asset Management solutions through 2000 or so financial Advisors, 32 Branches, Bancassurance, and Digital and Direct Channels. The division is also tasked with driving Innovation at Britam with Ms. Mwangi as the Champion.

Betty has over twenty years of experience working in various industries amongst them telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and insurance.

Prior to this position, Betty was the Director, Financial Services for Safaricom Ltd for nine years, holding several roles including Innovation and New product development. Ms. Mwangi was also at the helm of leading the world-renowned M-PESA from its inception. Other positions held in the past include Chief Marketing Officer, AFSAT Communications Africa, Managing Director, Medex Marketing Limited, and Demand and Special Project Manager, GlaxoSmithKline. 

In 2010, Betty was recognized by Mobile Communications International as one of the top 10 most influential women in mobile telecommunication globally, and in 2011 and 2013, she was recognized as one of the TOP 20 most powerful African Women in ICT by the ITNewsAfrica

Betty holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Victoria University, Manchester, and an MBA from the University of Leicester, both in the UK. She is also a Chartered Marketer with the Chartered Institute of Marketing.