Nick Hughes

Founder of M-PESA, M-KOPA, 4RDigital, OBE to Services and Innovation in Africa, and Executive Fellow of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development


Nick Hughes focuses his research on digital innovation, digital financial services and scaling innovative businesses. He is an Executive Fellow at the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development, Founding Board Member with bKash – a digital financial services provider with +50m users in Bangladesh – winner of an economist award for Innovation 2010 for work on M-PESA, and has been Awarded OBE in the Queens Birthday Honours List for services to innovation in Africa.