Martha Mghendi-Fisher

Founder and Chair of the Executive Board

Martha is a fintech & payments thought leader, a social entrepreneur, diversity & inclusion advocate, child protection advocate and a philanthropist. She holds years of experience in cards, payments, financial industry, NGOs and social entrepreneurship.  

As an immigrant from Kenya, Martha has worked her way to become a respectable, trustworthy and thought leader. She is a highly sought-after and inspirational speaker, with a talent to connect to her audience from different demographics, industries and backgrounds by being her authentic self. 

A naturally born leader and community leader, she is involved in many initiatives that are committed to championing and supporting women, marginalised communities and children. 

This can be seen in her work through organisations that she has founded, including: European Women Payments Network (EWPN); African Women in Fintech & Payments (AWFP); Dali Spaces; African Women Speakers and InvestFem. 

A passionate philanthropist, she founded, and continues to fund, Beyond Innocence Foundation (BIF), a charity organisation to provide a rescue centre & safe house for sexually abused minors aged 0-16 in Taita, Kenya. 

She sits on various Boards as Trustee, Advisor & Non-Executive Director.  

Her full bio can be found here.