Matt serves as the CEO for Branch. Prior to founding the company, he co-founded the ground-breaking microfinance non-profit Kiva.org, where he served as CEO for nearly a decade.
Co-Founder & CEO
Daniel leads Branch’s product development and engineering organizations. Before co-founding Branch, Daniel held senior roles in product management and business development strategy at Kiva.org.
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer
Premal builds partnerships that advance Branch’s mission. Prior to Branch, Premal co-founded Kiva and led the microfinance non-profit to +$1B in loans. He started his career at PayPal and graduated from Stanford.
Neeraj leads Branch’s India operations. Previously, he served as a consultant with Accenture, and has held tech, strategy & marketing roles in financial services. He is an alumnus of IIT Guwahati and IIM Lucknow.
Managing Director, India
Dayo oversees Branch’s Nigeria market. She has most recently held roles leading and managing a multi-million dollar financial services innovation fund at EFInA, and managing Union Bank of Nigeria’s corporate strategy efforts.
Managing Director, Nigeria
Rose manages the East African markets for Branch. She has over 15 years experience in financial services, and her recent roles include Chief Digital Officer at HF Group in Kenya and founder of the Digital Lenders’ Association of Kenya (DLAK).
Managing Director, East Africa
Akshay leads Credit & Analytics. He has over two decades of experience in risk and analytics, supporting lending at firms like Capital One, Oliver Wyman, Union Bank and Better Finance. Most recently, he was at Lending Tree. He is an alumnus of IIT Bombay.
Chief Credit & Analytics Officer
Seyi leads Branch’s Nigeria Operations. Before joining Branch, he worked in the telecom sector for over a decade with Globacom and Etisalat. He also served on the management teams of Konga Online Shopping and Cars45.
Head of Operations, Nigeria
Anshu heads the Finance function at Branch. He is a Qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He started his career with KPMG and moved on to Credit Suisse and Maersk before joining Branch.
Global Head of Finance
Anshul leads Branch’s engineering team. He comes with extensive startup experience and has worked at companies like Zynga and Urban Ladder. He graduated from IIT Roorkee, with learning stints at UFL and IIM Ahmedabad.
Chief Technology Officer
Seun leads the People function at Branch. She has extensive experience with Startups and worked at Uber before joining Branch. She is a Senior Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resource Management USA and an alumnus of Covenant University, Nigeria.
Global Head of People
Tolulope leads the legal team at Branch. For over a decade, she has advised on regulatory strategy, financing and M&A for financial and tech companies. She has a MSc. in Law and Finance from Queen Mary University of London and accolades from the IFLR and Chambers and Partners.
Head of Legal & Compliance