Safaricom CEO takes medical leave for ‘number of months’

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Telecoms operator Safaricom on Monday said chief executive Bob Collymore had taken medical leave to receive specialized treatment for a “number of months”.

Company chairman Nicholas Ng’ang’a made the announcement in a circular to employees, but did not disclose the nature of Mr Collymore’s sickness.

“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 the doctors allow him to do so,” he said.

In his absence, Safaricom chief financial officer Sateesh Kamath will take a “primary role,” the circular said, adding that he will be supported by Joseph Ogutu – the company’s director of Strategy and Innovation.

Photo courtesy of Simon Berry.

Source: Daily Nation (link opens in a new window)