Safaricom’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Stephen Chege is joining Vodacom Group. According to a statement by Safaricom, Steve will be joining Vodacom as a Chief External Affairs Officer, reporting to Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub effective 15th November 2021.
Steve will take up the role at Vodacom Headquarters in Johannesburg and will be responsible for Group Regulatory, External and Corporate Affairs, Public Policy, Communication Strategy, Media Relationships, Group Corporate Social Investment (CSI) and Sustainability.
The role covers the Vodacom Group markets including South Africa, Tanzania, DRC, Mozambique, Lesotho and Vodafone Ghana. He will also continue supporting Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia PLC and Safaricom PLC.
Since 2015 Steve has been the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Safaricom PLC having risen in the ranks from the time he joined in 2006 as In-House Counsel. He has had a distinguished and successful career guiding Safaricom’s position in legal, competition, regulatory and reputation matters, developing industry policy, positioning Safaricom as a Purpose led organisation and making a significant contribution to the success of Safaricom.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Master of Laws in International Trade & Investment Law, is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and Notary Public as well as a Certified Public Secretary.
In the meantime, Safaricom says Steve will continue discharging all functions of the office.