‘I’m Back’ Bob Collymore Safaricom CEO

Bob Collymore Might Have Foretold his Tenure Extension

From Left: Safaricom chief financial officer Sateesh Kamath, Bob CollyMore, CEO and Nicholas Nganga Chairman

Safaricom chief executive Bob Collymore says he is back after taking a 9-month extended medical leave.

Collymore who has been on medical leave since October 2017  announced on his Twitter feed, “I’m back. Thanks to everyone who supported me over the past 9 months…”

He thanked his clinical team at the University College London Hospitals, the Safaricom team, and his wife, Wambui Kamiru.

I’m back. Thanks to everyone who supported me over the past 9 months especially the clinical team at @UCLH, my superb @SafaricomPLC team and of course my wife @WambuiKamiru

— Bob Collymore (@bobcollymore) August 6, 2018


In his absence, Safaricom chief financial officer Sateesh Kamath took a primary role supported by Joseph Ogutu – the company’s director of Strategy and Innovation.

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During the period, in May, Safaricom announced a 9.5 per cent increase in net profit to KSh26.2 billion for the six months ended September 30 attributed to a strong performance of mobile money platform M-Pesa and data.