Telkom appoints ex-Sanlam boss as CEO

Telkom Kenya CEO Mugo Kibati
Telkom Kenya CEO Mugo Kibati. PHOTO/COURTESY

Telkom Kenya has announced the appointment of Mr. Mugo Kibati; the immediate former Group CEO of Sanlam Kenya PLC, as its new Chief Executive Officer.

According to the firm, Mugo will be taking over from Mr. Aldo Mareuse who is moving on to pursue other interests having led the company from 2016.

Announcing the transition at the company, Mr. Eddy Njoroge, the chairman of the Telkom Board of directors said:

“The Board is very grateful to Aldo for his leadership of the company over the last three years. Notable milestones achieved during his tenure include the expansion of the company’s network by over 50%, successful rebranding of the company to Telkom and rolling out of a 4G network, resulting in the company becoming the data operator of choice in the market. We wish him the very best in his future endeavours.”

On the other hand, Mugo Kibati said he was delighted to be joining Telkom at a critical moment of its transformation:

“I look forward to working closely with the Staff, Board, Shareholders and all the Company’s Partners to get Telkom to the next level of its development in the near future.

Mr. Kibati, who is the current Chair of the Board of Directors at Lake Turkana Wind Power Limited, has held other senior leadership positions in both the public as well as the private sector, including being the founding Director General of Kenya’s Vision 2030 Secretariat and serving as Group Managing Director and CEO at East African Cables PLC.


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