People: Safaricom Ltd (SCOM.NR)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Nicholas Nganga

75 2007 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Robert Collymore

56 2010 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

John Tombleson

50 2011 Chief Financial Officer

Betty Mwangi-Thuo

2011 General Manager, Financial Services

Thibaud Rerolle

2012 Director, Technical & IT

Nicholas Mulila

Director, Risk Management

Peter Arina

2011 General Manager, Consumer Business Unit

Sylvia Mulinge

General Manager, Enterprise Business Unit

Rita Okuthe

2012 Director, Marketing

Roy Masamba

2012 Director, Resources

Joseph Ogutu

2012 Director, Strategy & Innovation

Denish Osodo

2013 Director, Internal Audit

Nzioka Waita

2011 Director, Corporate Affairs

Pauline Warui

2008 Director, Customer Care

Enid Muriuki

39 2011 Company Secretary

Michael Joseph

68 2008 Non-Executive Director

Nancy Macharia

47 2007 Non-Executive Director

Susan Mudhune

64 2009 Non-Executive Director

John Otty

50 2013 Non-Executive Director

Henry Rotich

45 2013 Non-Executive Director

Sunil Sood

52 2012 Non-Executive Director

Serpil Timuray

44 Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Nicholas Nganga

Mr. Nicholas Nganga has served as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of SAFARICOM LTD since January 16, 2007. He joined the Board of Directors of the Company on May 6, 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Makerere University, Uganda. He served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministries of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Health and has been involved in the tea industry and was Chairman of the Tea Board of Kenya. He is also a past Chairman of the National Bank of Kenya. Currently, he holds Chairman Position for G4S Security, Car and General Kenya and a member of the Board for Kakuzi Limited.

Robert Collymore

Mr. Robert William (Bob) Collymore has served as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of SAFARICOM LTD since November 1, 2010. He joined the Board of the Company on September 5, 2006. Prior to joining the Company, he was the Chief Officer for Corporate Affairs in Vodacom Group responsible for the Group’s Corporate Communication, Ethics and Compliance, Legal, External Relationships and Corporate Social Responsibility. Prior to that, he was Vodafone’s Governance Director for Africa where he was responsible for developing and driving Vodafone’s strategy for its investments in Africa as well as representing Vodafone as a key direct foreign investor in a number of African countries. He has more than 25 years of commercial experience working in the telecommunications sector. He is also a trustee of Holding companies in Kenya and Tanzania for M-PESA, Vodafone’s pioneering money transfer service and was recently appointed a member of the UN Global Compact Board.

John Tombleson

Mr. John Tombleson has served as Chief Financial Officer of SAFARICOM LTD since November 2011. He joined the Company from Vodafone Qatar, where he held the roles of Acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. He was previously a Board member of Vodafone Qatar and Vodafone Fiji. He is an original member of the Qatar start-up team which was founded in 2008. He first joined Vodafone in New Zealand in 2003, and has since held senior financial roles in both mobile and fixed telecommunications operations. Prior to joining Vodafone, he was a management consultant with clients across a variety of industries. He has a Bachelor of Management Studies, with majors in marketing and accounting.

Betty Mwangi-Thuo

Ms. Betty Mwangi-Thuo has served as General Manager, Financial Services of SAFARICOM LTD since March 2011. She was appointed General Manager of Financial Services business unit, which includes M-PESA, the globally acclaimed money transfer service. She joined the Company in December 2007 as Head of Division charged with managing the New Products Division comprising M-PESA business and GSMA projects. She was promoted to Chief Officer New Products Division in October 2008 with the additional responsibility for Safaricom’s Value Added Service which championed product innovation and new product roadmap. In June 2010, she was featured by MCI (Mobile Communications International) as one of the top 10 women in mobile globally. She has over 13 years experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining Safaricom she was Chief Marketing Officer at Afsat Communications Ltd and also worked with GlaxoSmithKline for five years in various management positions. She holds Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Victoria University of Manchester and also has a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Leicester. She is also a Chartered Marketer and a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Thibaud Rerolle

Mr. Thibaud Rerolle has served as Director, Technical & IT of SAFARICOM LTD since January 2012. Previously, he was the Chief Technology Officer at Orange Dominicana in the Dominican Republic. He has experience in senior management positions having worked in France Telecom Group for 17 years in roles that covered Networks, Management, International assignments and Customer services spanning four countries in Europe and South America. He has a Masters Degree in Telecommunications with a Specialization in Networks from the prestigious Telecom ParisTech (ENST) and has also attended Prytanee National Militaire Prepatory School in France.

Nicholas Mulila

Mr. Nicholas Mulila serves as Director, Risk Management of SAFARICOM LTD. He oversees the Company’s Strategy formulation and execution and organization projects and governance. He joined Safaricom in 2001 as a Senior Management Accountant in the finance division from Eastern Produce (K) Ltd. He has held several senior management roles in the Company including business planning and forecasting in Finance division, heading the Strategy Department and most recently as head of Commercial Planning / Pricing Department and eventually appointed Executive Business Analyst and PMO. He is also an alternate director of OneCom Limited. He has over 12 years experience in Finance, Strategy formulation and Strategy Execution. He graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting option) and a Master of Business Administration degree in Strategy from the University of Nairobi. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK).

Peter Arina

Mr. Peter Arina has served as General Manager, Consumer Business Unit of SAFARICOM LTD since 2011. He is responsible for consumer sales business which includes the dealer and M-PESA agents management and retail sales with its current footprint of 35 Safaricom retail shops across the country. He is also charged with consumer propositions and for growing internet and data content. He joined Safaricom in November 2004 as Chief Commercial Officer and took up his current appointment following the business’ structural re-organization. He is a seasoned professional, having joined Safaricom from Unilever Kenya where he had worked for 15 years. He left Unilever Kenya in October 2004 as Customer Development Director (Sales Director) reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (East Africa). Mr. Arina holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) degree from the University of Nairobi.

Sylvia Mulinge

Ms. Sylvia Mulinge serves as General Manager, Enterprise Business Unit of SAFARICOM LTD. Prior to this role, she was the Head of Safaricom Business responsible for delivery of corporate propositions to Safaricom’s enterprise customers. Within three years, she was able to grow the newly launched fixed data business. Prior to that, she was the Head of Retail in charge of Safaricom’s network of retail shops. Previously she spent five years working with Unilever in different marketing roles that spanned Kenya and South Africa before joining Safaricom as a Senior Manager, Prepay Products in 2006. A first class honors graduate in Food Science and Technology from the University of Nairobi, she is a member of the Marketing Society of Kenya and she has distinguished herself by winning various marketing awards in the industry. She also serves as a Director in OneCom Limited.

Rita Okuthe

Ms. Rita Okuthe has served as Director, Marketing of SAFARICOM LTD since October 2012. She joined Safaricom on August 10, 2009 as Head of Consumer Segments. Before joining the Company, she held several marketing roles, including Head of Marketing at MTN Uganda. Ms. Okuthe has over 15 years work experience in advertising and brand management and has managed brands at all stages; from infancy to maturity in both monopolistic and competitive environments. She holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and a Masters degree in Marketing.

Roy Masamba

Mr. Roy Masamba has served as Director, Resources of SAFARICOM LTD since November 1, 2012. He is an international Human Resources executive with over 20 years of experience gained working in various countries in Europe, U.S.A., Africa & Middle East. Before joining Safaricom, he worked with Vodafone group for three years having joined them in December 2009. He was Regional HR executive for Central Europe, Africa, Middle East & Asia Pacific before taking up the role of Vice President Human Resources for Verizon Vodafone Enterprise Services. Additionally, Mr. Masamba has headed the Human Resource function in other multi-national companies. These include, Zain group of companies and British American Tobacco. Mr. Masamba started his career as an Electrical Engineer having graduated from University of Zimbabwe with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. Thereafter, he moved into Operations Management and Human Resources. Mr. Masamba graduated in 2005 with an MBA in general management from Cranfield School of Management in the United Kingdom.

Joseph Ogutu

Mr. Joseph Ogutu serves as Director, Strategy & Innovation of SAFARICOM LTD since October 2012. Until than, from March 2011, he served as Director Resources at the Company. He joined Safaricom as Chief Corporate Affairs Officer in May 2005 from Telkom Kenya where he was the principal assistant to the Managing Director and Chief Strategy and Regulatory Officer. He then served as Chief Human Resource Officer from 2008 before taking on the role of Director Resources in the March 2011 company reorganization. As Director Resources, Mr. Ogutu is responsible for Human Resources and the management of company facilities. Mr. Ogutu has over 20 years’ experience in the communications industry. During this period, he was actively involved in the reform of the sector including the drafting of the Postal and Telecommunication Policy Paper that led to the restructuring of the defunct Kenya Posts and Telecommunications Corporation and subsequent establishment of CCK, Telkom Kenya and Postal Corporation of Kenya. He has also been involved in the establishment of the institutional framework for the Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (Eassy). Mr. Ogutu is a graduate of Economics from the University of Nairobi.

Denish Osodo

Mr. Denish Osodo has served as Director, Internal Audit of SAFARICOM LTD since October 2013. He is a seasoned professional with 14 years experience in Audit and Risk Advisory Services. He previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for several years, offering audit and business advisory services to Companies in different industries during his stints in Kenya and United Kingdom offices. He left PwC as a Director in the Risk Assurance Services team focusing on the provision of Internal Audit and business Controls Advisory Services to businesses in the region. Denish graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Nairobi and is a practicing member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

Nzioka Waita

Mr. Nzioka Waita has served as Director, Corporate Affairs of SAFARICOM LTD since April 2011. He joined the Company in 2001 as a Legal Officer responsible for Site Acquisition and thereafter rose steadily through the ranks to serve the company in various capacities ranging from his role as Legal Services Manager between 2002 and 2007 and thereafter as Head of Legal & Regulatory Affairs between the years of 2007 and 2010 followed by a brief stint as Head of Strategy & New Business responsible for driving the company’s mergers and acquisitions agenda, a position he held until April 2011 when he took up his present role as Director, Corporate Affairs. He is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and is a member of the Law Society of Kenya’s ICT Committee. He is a graduate of Law (LLB) from the University of Sheffield in the UK and is currently undertaking Masters in law degree course in Computer and Communications Law at Queen Mary, University of London. He holds various other positions within the ICT environment and is currently the company secretary of the international fiber optic company TEAMS Limited. He is also one of the legal advisors to the Kenya Telecommunication Network Operators Association, which is the representative body of the Kenyan telecommunications sector.

Pauline Warui

Ms. Pauline Warui has served as Director, Customer Care of SAFARICOM LTD since November 2008. She joined the Company in January 2008 as the Head of Call Center Department responsible for the Call Center in the Commercial Division. She previously worked at Chevron Corporation for two years as the Area Customer Service Coordinator for East Africa and Egypt. Prior to that, she worked for Celtel (K) Ltd now Airtel (K) Ltd for six years as Customer Service Manager where she gained experience and training in Customer Service and Call Center Operations through holding various positions in those functions. Ms. Warui is holder of a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nairobi.

Enid Muriuki

Ms. Enid Muriuki has served as Company Secretary of SAFARICOM LTD since September 9, 2011, Ms. Muriuki has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. She is a Certified Public Secretary and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK). She has over 11 years of experience in the provision of Company Secretarial Services.

Michael Joseph

Mr. Michael Joseph has served as Non-Executive Director of SAFARICOM LTD since September 8, 2008. He is employed by Vodafone Group Services Limited as the Director of Mobile Money. He is also Vodafone’s Strategic Advisor appointed to the Boards of Vodacom Group South Africa, Vodacom Tanzania, Vodacom Mozambique and Safaricom Limited in Kenya. Previously, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Safaricom Limited from July 2000 when the company was re-launched as a joint-venture between Vodafone UK and Telkom Kenya until his retirement in November 2010. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape Town and is Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (I.E.E.E) and the Institute of Electronic Engineers (I.E.E), the United Kingdom.

Nancy Macharia

Ms. Nancy Wambaire Macharia has served as Non-Executive Director of SAFARICOM LTD since January, 16, 2007. Ms. Macharia is the Deputy Director, JKUAT Institute of Computer Science and Information Technology, a researcher, Trainer and a consultant in ICT. She is a member of the Computer Society of Kenya, Public Relations Society of Kenya, The Institute of Directors, The Research and Training Committee of JKUAT and the ICT committee – JKUAT. She is currently pursuing her PhD studies and holds a Masters degree in Computer Based Information Systems from University of Sunderland in the United Kingdom.

Susan Mudhune

Ms. Susan O. Mudhune has served as Non-Executive Director of SAFARICOM LTD since May 20, 2009. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Nairobi. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Witwatersrand University. She is a former Chairman of Kenya Commercial Bank. She is also Fellow of Kenya Institute of Bankers (KIB), a director of Eveready East Africa board, sits in the board of Center of Corporate Governance, a member of Institute of Directors (K) a Trustee of Management University of Africa (MUA) and the national chairlady of Kenya Girl Guides Association.

John Otty

Mr. John Otty has served as Non-Executive Director of SAFARICOM LTD since August 2013. John is the Vodafone CFO for Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific region. He joined Vodafone in December 1992 and has held a number of senior executive positions in Vodafone including that of Group Technology Financial Director, interim CFO of Vodafone India and Vodafone PLC Group Internal Audit Director.

Henry Rotich

Sunil Sood

Mr. Sunil Sood has served as Non-Executive Director of SAFARICOM LTD since October 31, 2012. Currently, he is the Chief Operating Officer for Vodafone India. He is part of the senior leadership team at Vodafone India and is responsible for the day to day operations and the P&L management for all circles in the country. He also spearheads the new business development initiative of Mobile Commerce for the organization. Mr. Sood is a telecom veteran and has been in the industry for over 12 years. Prior to joining telecom, Mr. Sood has had career with Pepsi in various roles within India and abroad, his last job was of CEO - Pepsi in Bangladesh. Mr. Sood has also spent four years in Nigeria where he was working to establish the market for Nestles milk and infant formulae in the country. Mr. Sood did his Bachelor of Engineering in Technology from IIT - Delhi and MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.

Serpil Timuray

Ms. Serpil Timuray serves as Non-Executive Director of SAFARICOM LTD. She was appointed Executive Committee member of Vodafone Group and as Regional CEO of Africa, Middle East, Asia, Pacific and as of January 2014. Prior to this role, she was CEO of Vodafone Turkey since January 2009. Timuray also serves as a non-executive Board Member to Vodacom Group, the African telecoms group headquartered in South Africa, since September 2012. She was appointed to the Boards of Vodafone India, Vodafone Hutchison Australia, Safaricom Kenya in November 2013 and Vodafone Egypt in January 2014. Timuray joined Vodafone from Group Danone, where she was the General Manager of Danone Turkey from 2002 to 2008. She began her career in 1991 at Procter & Gamble where she was later on appointed to the Executive Committee of P&G Turkey. Timuray is currently the Chairperson of Board of YASED (International Investors Association) Board, the Vice Chairperson of Board of DEIK-TIIK (Turkish-British Business Council of Foreign Economic Relations), Board Member of TOBB-GGK (Young Entrepreneurs Council of Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges) and sits on the Board of Trustees at Koc University. She graduated in Business Administration from Bogazici Universitesi.
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