Safaricom makes four new changes in top management
VICTOR AMADALA@itsamadala / Safaricom has appointed Mohamed Joosub and Linda Muriuki to its board as nonexecutive directors as part of its strategy to enhance shareholder value.
The two were appointed during the board of directors meeting held on Thursday last week. “We continue to place a keen focus on building an inclusive board that can both meet the evolving needs of our business, and which takes into account the recent changes in our shareholding structure. Both directors bring with them a wealth of expertise in creating world-class mobile companies in both Europe and Africa,” Safaricom chair Nicholas Ng’ang’a said.
Joosub is the current chief executive officer and executive director of Vodacom Group as well as the chairman of the Vodacom Group executive committee and Vodacom Limited. Prior to joining Vodacom Group in 2012, Joosub was the former CEO of Vodafone Spain. Muriuki is a senior advocate with over 27 years experience. She currently serves as a non-executive director of East Africa Reinsurance Company Limited.
The giant telco also announced the resignation of Gianluca Ventura as a substantive director of the company. He will act as an alternate director to Vivek Badrinath.
Till Streichert, the current CFO, has been appointed as alternate director to Joosub.