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Peter Ndegwa has been named the new Safaricom CEO

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Telcom giants Safaricom has appointed a new CEO by the name Peter Ndegwa.

Ndegwa will take in the place of the late Bob Collymore who died after a long battle with cancer.

His position was covered by former boss Michael Joseph on an interim position until when a new CEO is appointed.

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Peter Ndegwa is expected to bring in vast knowledge and experience to take Safaricom to the next level.

Bob Collymore was the most decorated CEO of the company having created opportunities for Kenyans and increased the company’s revenue through Mpesa.

Peter Ndegwa history

Little is know about Peter Ndegwa until when his name surfaced on Thursday that he will be the new Safaricom CEO.

Also read: Safaricom unveils new Mpesa logo inspired by Eliud

Ndegwa went to Satarehe High School before attending the University of Nairobi where he completed his degree in Economics.

He then joined London Business School where he completed his MBA course.

Also read: Michael Joseph appointed interim Safaricom CEO

Other than Economics he is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPAK) student.

His previous employer was PWC where he worked as a consultant before joining East African Breweries in 2004.

Also read: Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore passes on

East African Breweries which is a subsidiary of Diageo in Britain saw him work in different capacities and in different countries including Ghana and Nigeria.

He was then promoted to Diageo head office in 2018 where he managed over 50 countries including Tanzania and Rwanda.

His achievements under the company include the introduction of the famous brand Keg.

Senator Keg saw growth in revenue for the company and is still the most sort after an alcoholic drink in the country.

Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.

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