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Safaricom Ltd (SCOM.NR)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Nicholas Nganga

76 2007 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Robert Collymore

57 2010 Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Sateesh Kamath

2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Betty Mwangi-Thuo

47 2011 Director, Financial Services

Jannet Atika

Head, Customer Operations

Thibaud Rerolle

Director, Technology

Nicholas Mulila

Director, Risk Management

Sylvia Mulinge

2015 General Manager for Consumer Business

Rita Okuthe

2015 General Manager of Enterprise Business

Roy Masamba

2012 Director, Resources

Stephen Chege

2015 Director, Corporate Affairs

Joseph Ogutu

2012 Director, Strategy & Innovation

Denish Osodo

2013 Director, Internal Audit

Enid Muriuki

2011 Company Secretary

Michael Joseph

69 2008 Non-Executive Director

Nancy Macharia

49 2007 Non-Executive Director

Susan Mudhune

65 2009 Non-Executive Director

John Otty

50 2013 Non-Executive Director

Henry Rotich

47 2013 Non-Executive Director

Serpil Timuray

45 Non-Executive Director

Gianluca Ventura

48 2015 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 Managing Director and 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.

Sateesh Kamath

Mr. Sateesh Kamath is the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Kamath joins Safaricom from Vodacom Tanzania Ltd, where he was the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director on the board of Vodacom Tanzania. Prior to his former position at Vodacom, Mr. Kamath has held senior roles for the last 12 years at both a global and local level for Vodafone operations in London, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey and Fiji. He is also non-executive Director in other group companies and investments.

Betty Mwangi-Thuo

Ms. Betty Mwangi-Thuo has served as Director, 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.

Jannet Atika

Ms. Jannet Atika serves as Head, Customer Operations of SAFARICOM LTD. Jannet is currently the Head of Customer Operations. She has over 21 years of experience working in the telecommunication sector in various fields such as Public Relations, Sales, Marketing and Customer Service. She joined Safaricom in November 2000 as a Retail Shop Manager and has held various roles, including Care Centre Operations Manager, Senior Manager - Retail Rollout & Support and Head of Department - Retail Channels. Prior to joining Safaricom, Jannet was the Head of Sales, Marketing and Public Relations at Gilgil Telecommunication, then a subsidiary of Telkom Kenya. Jannet has implemented various initiatives that have brought significant improvements in both retail and customer care operations. She holds a Masters of Business Administration Degree in Strategy from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Sociology from Egerton University. Jannet is an alumna of Strathmore Business School (SBS) where she undertook a Program for Management Development (PMD) and an Advanced Management Development Program (AMP).

Thibaud Rerolle

Mr. Thibaud Rerolle serves as Director, Technology of SAFARICOM LTD. He joined the Company on 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).

Sylvia Mulinge

Ms. Sylvia Mulinge has served as General Manager for Consumer Business of SAFARICOM LTD since March 23, 2015. She served as General Manager, Enterprise Business Unit of the Company until March 23, 2015. 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 General Manager of Enterprise Business of SAFARICOM LTD since March 23, 2015. She was Director, Marketing of the Company between October 2012 and March 23, 2015. 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.

Stephen Chege

Mr. Stephen (Steve) Chege has served as Director, Corporate Affairs of SAFARICOM LTD since 2015. With a deep background in regulatory and legal affairs, Mr. Chege is responsible for the Corporate Affairs Division which provides strategic support functions to Safaricom's operations and includes the: Regulatory & Public Policy, Legal & Secretarial Services; Corporate Responsibility (incorporating the Safaricom 7 M-PESA Foundations as well as Sustainability Reporting); and the Corporate Communications functions. Mr. Chege harnesses a wealth of telecommunications professional experience spanning over 14 years in various organizations including Vodafone Group UK. He first joined Safaricom in 2006 as In-House Counsel, rising over the years to hold the position of Senior Manager, Public Policy & Market Regulation until 2011 when he was appointed Head of Regulatory & Public Policy, a position he maintained until becoming Director, Corporate Affairs in 2015. An advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Mr. Chege holds a Masters in Law (LL.M) in International Trade & Investment Law from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B) from the same University. He is a Certified Public Secretary and a Trustee of the Safaricom Foundation, where he nurtures his ambition to provide access to education for young, disadvantaged children. Mr. Chege is currently a member of a Taskforce established under the Kenyan ICT Ministry to develop the Policy Framework and Critical Infrastructure Bill for the protection of critical ICT infrastructure.

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).

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 William Lorimer 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

Mr. Henry Rotich has served as Non-Executive Director of SAFARICOM LTD since November 5, 2013. He is the Cabinet Secretary of the National Treasury in Kenya. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Rotich was the Head of Macroeconomics at the Treasury, Ministry of Finance since March 2006. In this position, he was involved in formulation of macroeconomic policies that ensured an affordable and sustainable path of public spending aimed at achieving the Government’s development priorities. He was also involved in preparation of key budget documents, including the Budget Statements, as well as providing strategic coordination of structural reforms in the area of fiscal and financial sector. Prior to joining the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Rotich worked at the Research Department of the Central Bank of Kenya since 1994. Between 2001- 2004, he was attached to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) local office in Nairobi to work as an economist. Mr. Rotich was also a director on several Boards of State Corporations, including: Insurance Regulatory Board; Industrial Development Bank; Communications Authority of Kenya; and Kenya Bureau of Statistics. Mr. Rotich holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University. He also holds Master’s Degree in Economics and Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, both from the University of Nairobi.

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.

Gianluca Ventura

Mr. Gianluca Ventura has served as Non-Executive Director of SAFARICOM LTD since March 6, 2015. He has held the role of Vodafone Group’s Human Resources Director Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific since October 2013. Ventura held the roles of HR Director of Vodafone Southern Europe since 2012 and of HR and Organization Director of Vodafone Italy since 2008. He joined Vodafone in 2003 as Head of HR Technology and became Director of the Vodafone Group’s Technology Department in 2006, based in Newbury. Previously, he worked in L’Oreal, where he held the role of Italy HR Director. Graduated from Universita Bocconi in Milan, Ventura has a CEMS Master’s Degree from Escuela Superior de Administracion y Direccion de Empresas (ESADE), Barcelona.