Mugo Kibati appointed new Telkom Kenya CEO

Telkom Kenya has announced the appointment of Mugo Kibati as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He takes over from Aldo Mareuse who is moving on to pursue other interests having led the company from mid-2016. Announcing the new appointment at the company Eddy Njoroge, the chairman of the Telkom Kenya Board said the board was […]

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NGMN Announces New Chairman and Board Members

The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance – which drives and guides the development of future mobile broadband technology with strong focus on 5G – has announced its new Chairman and additions to its Board alongside the prioritisation of several key projects leading into 2019.  “We are delighted to welcome Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon as our […]

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Liquid Telecom names Wellington Makamure new Regional CEO for Southern Africa

Liquid Telecom has appointed Wellington Makamure as the new Regional CEO of Southern Africa in charge of four key markets in the region. In his new role, Wellington will be directly responsible for the leadership, strategic and operational management of Liquid Telecom’s wholesale, enterprise and retail businesses throughout Zimbabwe, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo and […]

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Oracle Appoints Andrew Sordam New Vice President for sub-Saharan Africa

Oracle today announced the appointment of Andrew Sordam as Vice President for sub-Saharan Africa with immediate effect. Andrew Sordam takes over from Cherian Varghese who has been named as the Regional Managing Director and Vice President for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and South Asian Growing Economies at Oracle, based out of Singapore. Sordam […]

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DPO Group names Lourens Brink as new Chief Financial Officer

African payment service provider DPO Group has named Lourens Brink as the Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective August 1, 2018. Brink, who was serving as the Head of Finance for DPO PayGate South Africa, will bring 11 years of financial, strategic and operational experience to the DPO Group. He will be based in Nairobi. Brink […]

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World Bank Appoints Mr. Felipe Jaramillo New Country Director for Kenya

Mr. Felipe Jaramillo has been appointed as the new World Bank Country Director for Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, effective July 1, 2018. Under his leadership, the World Bank will continue supporting inclusive growth and poverty reduction through a wide array of financial products and technical assistance. Mr. Jaramillo will be overseeing an operational portfolio […]

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Equity Appoints Mary Wangari Wamae as Group Executive Director

Equity Group Holdings has appointed its long-serving Group Director of Strategy, Legal Services and Company Secretary Mrs. Mary Wangari Wamae as Group Executive Director overseeing the Group’s subsidiaries. Mrs. Mary Wangari Wamae’s new role will include overseeing the management of the Group’s banking subsidiaries in DRC Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. Mrs. Mary […]

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Liquid Telecom names Ahmad Mokhles as its Group Chief Operating Officer

Liquid Telecom has announced the appointment of Ahmad Mokhles as its Group Chief Operating Officer (GCOO), a new position within the group. Effective immediately, Ahmad will help drive operational excellence across the group’s 13 countries of operation, creating value for its shareholders and achieving new economies of scale. Ahmad brings over 20 years of ICT […]

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Hafez Ghanem Takes Over as World Bank’s Vice President for Africa

The World Bank has appointed Hafez Ghanem as the new World Bank Vice President for Africa, effective July 1. A development expert with over 30 years of experience, Ghanem will lead an active regional portfolio consisting of over 600 projects totaling more than $71 billion. Under Hafez Ghanem’s leadership, the World Bank says it will continue to […]

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Equity Group confirms former Nairobi Deputy Governor Polycarp Igathe as its Group Chief Commercial Officer

Equity Group Holdings has confirmed  former Nairobi Deputy Governor, Mr. Polycarp Igathe as its its new Group Chief Commercial Officer. Mr.Igathe has previously served as CEO of leading blue chip corporate entities in Kenya and Eastern Africa, namely Coca-Cola SABCO, Africa Online, EABL, Haco Industries, Wines of the World, Tiger Brands International and Vivo Energy. […]

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Salah Goss appointed Mastercard’s Labs for Financial Inclusion lead in Kenya

Mastercard has today announced the appointment of Salah Goss as Head of the Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Salah has been with Mastercard for four years, and previously served as Vice President, Global Products and Solutions. In her previous role, Salah Goss was focused on creating partnerships with the […]

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World Bank appoints Makhtar Diop as Vice President for Infrastructure

Makhtar Diop has been appointed as the World Bank’s Vice President for Infrastructure effective July 1st, 2018. Before his appointment, Makhtar Diop has for six years worked  as the World Bank’s Vice President for Africa where he oversaw the delivery of a record-breaking $70 billion to Sub-Saharan Africa to help tackle key development challenges, The […]

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Mastercard appoints Raghav Prasad as new Sub-Saharan Africa Division President

Spurred on by the company’s steady growth in Sub-Saharan Africa and in line with its focus on investing in the continent, Mastercard has appointed Raghav Prasad as Division President for Sub-Saharan Africa. Prasad will strengthen the company’s ongoing commitment to delivering value to customers and consumers in Africa by leveraging technology to build stronger and […]

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Nadine Tinen appointed to lead the Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa region for PwC France and Francophone Africa

PwC has named Nadine Tinen as the Regional Senior Partner of PwC Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa, taking over from Edouard Messou. Nadine began her career in 1996 at PwC Cameroon and was admitted as a partner 10 years later. In 2010, she took over the Firm’s Cameroon practice and, in 2014, joined the Leadership Team for […]

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Jumia Food appoints Shreenal Ruparelia as its new Managing Director

Online food delivery company, Jumia Food has announced the appointment of new Shreenal Ruparelia as its new Managing Director. Shreenal takes over from Duncan Muchangi who has had a successful tenure in different capacities at the company. Shreenal brings on years of experience with a background in Management Consulting, Start-Ups and eCommerce gained across Australia, […]

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Rebecca Miano appointed acting KenGen MD and CEO

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has appointed Rebecca Miano as its acting MD and CEO. Mrs. Miano takes over from Albert Mugo who retired from the company on August 25.  She becomes the first woman to ever hold the position since KenGen was established. According to a notice sent out to shareholders on Friday by KenGen Board chairman Joshua […]

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Sophos Appoints Clarissa Peterson as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Sophos today announced the appointment of Clarissa Peterson as senior vice president and chief human resources officer. She joins Sophos from Abt Associates, a global research and program implementation organization with projects in more than 50 countries bringing more than 20 years of experience as a senior leader within diverse global organizations. During her five […]

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Ogilvy Africa names Mathieu Plassard as its new CEO

Ogilvy Africa has named Mathieu Plassard as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mathieu takes over from Nadja Bellan-White who is moving to London in her new global role at Ogilvy and Mather EMEA. Announcing the changes, Bharat Thakrar, CEO at Nairobi-based WPP-Scangroup which owns the Ogilvy Africa agency network, said Nadja has overseen a major […]

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Laura Chite replaces Harry Hare as the new CIO East Africa CEO

CIO East Africa has announced the appointment of Laura Chite as its new Chief Executive. She succeeds Harry Hare, who now takes over as the board Chairman for the company. Laura Chite has over 20 years of working experience in the IT industry ranging from HR to PR and  Events to Sales and Marketing. She joins CIO […]

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Warren Squires will lead JUMO’s strategic partnership with MTN in Africa

JUMO Names Warren Squires, Ex-Barclays Africa Seeker Fund CIO, as Director of MTN Channel

Warren Squires, a global Investment Banking executive with 20 years of experience working in various finance company leadership roles, has joined JUMO as its new Director of MTN Channel, effective 9 January 2017. The ex-Barclays Africa Managing Principal will lead JUMO’s strategic partnership with MTN in Africa which is based in Cape Town. “It’s a […]

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New Appointments: Lizz Ntonjira joins IBM as regional PR lead

Former NTV Business reporter and news anchor Lizz Ntonjira has joined IBM as the firm’s External Relations Lead for East Africa. The position was previously being held by Ms. Vera Oloo who resigned in August this year. Ms. Oloo has since joined the World Bank where she is in charge of Public Policy, Partnerships, and […]

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Maurice Korir appointed new FEP Holdings CEO

Fountain Enterprises Programme (FEP) Holdings has appointed Maurice Korir as the new Chief Executive Officer. In his position, Mr.Korir will steer the operations of the multi-billion investment company that has interests in real estate,  Mr Korir, who has served as Chief Operating Officer of at FEP Holdings since 2014, takes over the reins of the […]

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