Safaricom has announced new executive leadership changes just days after lawyer Adil Arshed Khawaja took over as Chair of the Board.
According to a statement, the telco has named Esther Masese Waititu as Chief Financial Officer.
Masese, who will report to the CEO, replaces Boniface Mungania, who has been acting in the position since mid-last year.
Mungania, for his part, has been appointed Director of Public Sector Digital Transformation, which is in charge of establishing public-sector partnerships.
Meanwhile, Zizwe Awour Vundla has been named as the telco’s director of brand and marketing.
Lawyer Khawaja was on Thursday last week elected the telco’s new Board Chairman following the resignation of his predecessor John Ngumi early this year.
His entry, coming on the back of a new government’s installation, brought forth reports that Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa was likely on his way out.
However, speaking in an interview with Citizen TV, Mr. Ndegwa said that, over the past three years of his service, he has enjoyed a fairly good run and will continue to spearhead the telco’s operations until otherwise decided by the Board.
“From where I stand, the decisions about my role are usually for the Board, and now that we have a new Chairman I’m sure it is a question that can be asked both to the Board and the Chairman,” he stated on January 26, 2023.
“What I do know is that I’ve had a vey successful three years; I came in at a time when this country was faced with Covid, we’re a company that has served the country, kept the country connected, and now we’re converting ourselves into a purpose-led technology company. I plan to continue playing the role that I’ve played for the future.”
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