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Safaricom names Peter Ndegwa as new CEO

Safaricom has appointed Peter Ndegwa as the new chief executive to take over in April.

Ndegwa, a former East African Breweries Limited finance director, was the first African to head beer giant Diageo’s business operations in continental Europe and Russia.

“Safaricom PLC board of directors has resolved to appoint Mr Peter Ndegwa as the company’s chief executive effective April 1, 2020,” said Safaricom chairman Nicholas Ng’ang’a in statement on Thursday.

Ng’ang’a expressed confidence that Ndegwa who has been at the helm of local and regional corporates for over two decades will carry on the company’s vision.

“We are confident that Peter will carry on our vision of transforming lives while keeping us focused on meeting our customers’ needs and holding us to being simple, transparent and honest,”said Ng’ang’a.

Ndegwa, an astute manager, was the first African to head beer giant Diageo’s business operations in continental Europe and Russia.

He has worked with various corporates including Guinness Nigeria Breweries PLC, East African Breweries Limited and Price Water Coopers.

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