The team — Who are we?
PEP was founded in 2004 by Paul Otieno and Frederik Eijkman, both of whom have a solid background in the financial world. Paul and Frederik shared the vision of creating a financial institution that would give the poorest unbanked members of society access to financial services.
is a former banker who held senior management positions at the headquarters of the Co-operative Bank of Kenya, including senior manager responsible for banking operations and controls as well as risk management.
Dutch-born Frederik Eijkman was formerly a lawyer in the transport & banking and finance departments of a leading law firm in the Netherlands. He holds a law degree from the University of Utrecht (also in the Netherlands).