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Bob Collymore takes medical leave to receive specialized treatment

October 30, 2017 at 20:23
Bob Collymore takes medical leave to receive specialized treatment

Telecommunications giant Safaricom will temporarily be run by its Chief Financial Officer and Director Strategy and Innovation. Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has gone for a medical leave.

A statement by Safaricom Chairman Nicholas Ng’ang’a states that Collymore will be away for a number of months as he has gone for a specialized treatment.

Below is the complete statement issued by Safaricom chairman:

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Safaricom Plc (NSE: SCOM) today announces that its CEO Bob Collymore, has started medical leave to receive specialised treatment for a number of months.

During this time, Sateesh Kamath, the current Chief Financial Officer for Safaricom who is also Mr. Collymore’s alternate on the Board, will take a primary role.

He will be supported by Joseph Ogutu who is the current Director – Strategy and Innovation, Safaricom. Mr. Ogutu will be responsible for Safaricom’s day-to-day operations until Mr. Collymore’s return from medical leave.

With over 20 years experience in both mature and emerging markets, Mr. Kamath has a strong background in strategic performance management and building robust operations across the telecoms, FMCG and manufacturing sectors.

On his part, Mr. Ogutu is the longest serving Executive Committee member in Safaricom. He has a long and distinguished career in the telecommunications industry spanning over 30 years, with rich experience across several parts of the company including the Corporate Affairs and Human Resource functions. He is currently also serves as the Chairman of the Safaricom Foundation.

“On behalf of the board, management and the entire Safaricom community, I wish Bob quick recovery and look forward to him resuming his duties as soon as doctors allow him to do so,” said Nicholas Ng’ang’a, Chairman, Safaricom Plc.

Nicholas Ng’ang’a
Chairman, Safaricom Plc

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  1. Otieno Douglas : October 30, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Get well soon bob

  2. Patience Muraya : October 30, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    I wish him quick recovery

  3. Abraham Kiyeng : October 30, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Wish him all the best

  4. Heal fast Bob,i pray for you

  5. Gloria Wavinya : October 30, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Get well quick

    • You came and we all welcomed you, ? together during the diabetes funds raising awareness in Bamburi but after aiding the corrupt politicians to recapture our country, I want to wish you quick recovery to either come back or stay away while all the incorruptible team boycott your Safaricom despite whoever you will leave at the helm.

  6. Lol..Kenyans, cant you see through the smoke.Bob Collymore is gone..gone. He’s just being given a soft landing. Kwaheri Bob, its been real.

  7. Quick recovery Bob.

  8. Emmie Chirrie : November 2, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Quick recovery Bob

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