Posted on October 22, 2018

FSD Kenya unveils Julian Kyula as 2018 annual lecture speaker        

Internationally recognised tech entrepreneur to share perspectives on the future of fintech

FSD Kenya is pleased to announce that its 4th annual lecture on financial inclusion will be delivered by Julian Kyula on the 8th of November 2018. Mr. Kyula is an accomplished entrepreneur and business leader recognized locally and internationally, will share his perspectives on the future of fintech in a presentation titled, “The inevitable: a glimpse into the future of fintech.”

Julian Kyula is the founder of MODE Group, a fintech spanning over 26 countries including Indonesia, 14 African nations and several Middle Eastern states. He is also Chairman of Beulah Holdings, a group he founded to focus on housing projects across Kenya with a niche in affordable housing solutions for the lower and middle-income bracket.

The annual lecture is FSD Kenya’s flagship event to highlight new thinking and raise cutting edge issues in the field of financial inclusion. Now in it’s fourth year, the event promises to stimulate debate on the long-term vision of the financial sector in Kenya. Past speakers are Dr. Tavneet Suri, associate professor of applied economics at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachussets Institute of Technology; consumer protection expert, Rafe Mazer; and leading British economist and author of Other People’s Money, John Kay.

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 About the annual FSD Kenya lectures

Over the past 10 years, FSD Kenya has worked to support the development of financial inclusion in Kenya. In 2015, we launched a series of annual public annual lectures on financial inclusion.  Our aim is to stimulate debate on this subject and its place in the long-term vision for the financial sector in Kenya. For more information about the annual lectures and to download past presentations, visit .

About FSD Kenya

The Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSD Kenya) was established in 2005 to support the development of inclusive financial markets in Kenya. The conceptual underpinning of FSD Kenya’s work is the “making markets work for the poor” (M4P) approach, which allows agencies to build on a detailed understanding of market systems and a clear vision of the future to address systemic constraints and bring about large-scale, sustainable change. FSD Kenya operates as an independent Trust under the supervision of professional trustees, KPMG Kenya, with policy guidance from a programme investment committee. Current funders include the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida). 

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