04 September 2017
| Natalie Bannerman
Safaricom has appointed two new directors, days after finalising the sale of 35% of its business to Vodacom, a subsidiary of Vodafone.
Days after finalising the sale of 35% of its business
to Vodacom, the Kenyan operator said Mohamed Shameel Aziz
Joosub and Linda Watiri Muruiki are joining its board as
non-executive directors, effective immediately.
Joosub is the current CEO and executive director of the
Vodacom Group and is a former CEO of Vodafone Spain, he also
holds the position of chairman, of the Vodacom group executive
With over 27 years of experience,
Muruiki is a senior partner at LJA Associates, where she is an
advocate of the High Court of Kenya. Prior to that she served
as a non-executive director of Old Mutual Life Assurance
In addition, Gianluca Ventura, HR director for Africa,
Middle East, Asia and Pacific at Vodafone, has recently
resigned and is now alternate director for Vivek
Till Streichert, the group chief finance officer and
executive director of the Vodacom group, has also been named as
an alternate director to Joosub.