Purity Mugo

Purity is a Compliance officer at DPO Group which is a leading African payment service provider. A solution oriented Compliance and Risk Management professional with over eight years' experience in management consulting and the Fintech sectors. Experienced in working collaboratively with top leaders and staff to optimize adherence to policies, procedures, standards and regulations. Well-versed in comprehensive analysis of operations and use of Lean methodology to implement world class best practice processes and policies. Certified in Six Sigma (White Belt) and leveraging this to bring Total Quality Management to Risk Management and Compliance processes.

What makes you a Risky Woman?

I managed to embed compliance in my organization by proactively being part of team meetings, training staff on compliance and generally walking up to staff and demystifying what is compliance and the role it plays in the organisation.

Name your top 3 achievements

  1. Embedding the compliance function
  2. Elevating the status and visibility of compliance and removing the tag of "the police"
  3. Getting staff to view compliance as a day to day thing

What is the biggest risk you’ve taken in your career?

Changing careers from a purely audit background to pursue my passion in Risk management & compliance and be willing to take pay cuts to achieve this.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

I have a lot of empathy towards people and animals. A single bad thing happening - even to a stranger - makes me feel like it has happened to me. However, I wear a serious face.

What is the best quality for successful leaders in Risk?

Great communication with staff above and below you.


Head of Risk and Compliance, East Africa

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