Michael Joseph has been appointed safaricom’s new board chairman effective August 1, 2020.
He takes over from Nicholas Nganga who has served the telco in the same position for 13 years, reported the Star.
Peter ndegwa, the telco CEO said that Mr Michael’s roles will include improvement of customer sentiment, greater brand consideration and bolstering the firm’s digital transformation agenda.’
“He brings a wealth of skills and industry knowledge given his contribution to the growth of Safaricom from very humble beginnings to becoming one of the most innovative, influential and profitable companies in the East African region,” Ndegwa said in a statement on Thursday.
Generally the chairman is mandated to ensuring operation, leadership and governance of the Board, as well as its effectiveness and setting its agenda.
The incoming chairman is the former ,CEO
of Safaricom PLC ,a position held from July 2, 2019 to March 31, 2020.
Michael is the Director of mobile money Money at Vodafone Group Services Limited.
Besides he is the Vodafone’s Strategic Advisor appointed to the Boards of Vodacom Group in the following countries; Southa Africa,Tanzania qnd Mozambique.
Moreover,Joseph is also the Kenya Airways Chairman.
Michael Joseph also served as safaricom limited CEO from July 2000.
His tenure is remembered for increased Safaricom Subscribers from 20,000 upto 16.71 subscribers.
The massive growth was fuelled by several innovative services such as M-Pesa.
Today, Safaricom is one of the leading companies in East Africa and one of the most profitable companies in the region.
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