Former ICT PS Dr. Bitange Ndemo Appointed to Safaricom Board of Directors

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Dr. Ndemo (right) shakes hands with former US President Barack Obama, as Michelle Obama looks on, in 2013 | PHOTO: FACEBOOK

Former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communication, Dr. Bitange Ndemo, has been appointed to the Safaricom Board as a non-executive and independent Director.

Safaricom, a leading telecommunications services provider in the country, made the annoucnement yesterday, following a Board of Director’s Meeting which was held on the same day, approving Ndemo’s appointment, alongside that of Mr. Vivek Badrinath, now a Director of the Company representing Vodafone Kenya Limited, with effect from 12 January 2017, following the resignation of Ms. Serpil Timuray from the Board of Directors’.

“Both Board members will bring vast talent and understanding of the global business landscape, as well as unique insights into the world of telecommunications to our business. Our Board will be enriched by their knowledge which will enhance Safaricom’s ability to navigate an increasingly multifaceted industry,” said Nicholas Ng’ang’a, Safaricom Chairman.

Mr. Badrinath is the current CEO, AMAP Region for Vodafone having joined Vodafone and the Executive Committee as CEO of AMAP in October 2016. In his current role, he oversees Vodafone’s operations in the Vodacom Group, India, Australia, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Qatar, New Zealand and Turkey.

Dr. Ndemo is a noted ICT industry expert who currently lectures on entrepreneurship and research methods at the University of Nairobi’s Business School. During his tenure in Government, he initiated several transformative projects including infrastructural and development programs, as well as marketing Kenya as a destination for Business Processing Outsourcing.
He has spent more than two decades in the classroom and lecture halls with over 20 years of experience lecturing at the university level.

 

| The article contains exerpts from a Press Release permitted for use on OYGK Magazine

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