Profile: Peter Ndegwa, New Safaricom CEO


Safaricom appoints a new boss. Peter Ndegwa was appointed as the CEO following a resolution made by the Board of Directors of safaricom.

The appointment came after the death of safaricom former boss Bob collymore who succumbed to cancer on July, 2019. Bob collymore served 9 years as the CEO of safaricom.

In a letter signed by the Chair of Safaricom PLC, Nicholas nganga, Peter has a wealth of experience in General Management, Commercial and Business Strategy, Sales and Finance Operations, having spent over 25 years in various roles within the Financial Services and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sectors in Africa and Europe.

The letter also reveals that Peter  oversees the operations of Diageo PLC in 50 countries in Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, Middle East and North Africa region. He had previously served for seven years as CEO in Guinness Nigeria PLC and Guinness Ghana Breweries PLC, where he transformed the two operations to deliver a double-digit growth by investing in people, introducing new brands and reorganising the businesses as his new role.

Peter ndegwa holds an MBA from the London Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

The Safaricom PLC Board of Directors in a statement on Thursday said Ndegwa’s appointment will take effect from April 1, 2020.

Michael Joseph  is the current Interim Chief Executive Officer.

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