Safaricom names interim CEO

Following the passing of Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore on 1 July, Safaricom has announced the appointment of Michael Joseph as interim CEO of the company.

Safaricom said in a statement that at a special board meeting of the Directors, it had been resolved to appoint Michael Joseph, a board member of the company, as the interim CEO with immediate effect. Joseph is a former CEO of the company and current chairman of the board of Kenya Airways.

The statement read: “Mr. Joseph will hold this position until the Board communicates in due course, on a permanent appointment. The Board is confident that during this transition, Mr. Joseph will provide the necessary guidance and leadership to the company and its employees.”

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