NAIROBI 30th Oct. 2017: Safaricom on Monday announced that its CEO Bob Collymore would be away on medical leave to receive specialized treatment for a number of months.
During this time, Sateesh Kamath, the current Chief Financial Officer for Safaricom who is also Mr. Collymore’s alternate on the Board, will take over his roles.
Kamath will be supported by Joseph Ogutu who is the current Director – Strategy and Innovation at Safaricom. Mr. Ogutu will be responsible for Safaricom’s day-to-day operations until Mr. Collymore’s return from medical leave.
Mr. Ogutu is the longest serving Executive Committee member at Safaricom. He has a long and distinguished career in the telecommunications industry spanning over 30 years, with rich experience across several parts of the company including the Corporate Affairs and Human Resource functions. He currently also serves as the Chairman of the Safaricom Foundation.
“On behalf of the board, management and the entire Safaricom community, I wish Bob quick recovery and look forward to him resuming his duties as soon as doctors allow him to do so,” said Nicholas Ng’ang’a, Chairman, Safaricom Limited.