Rose Ogega Appointed to Board of Safaricom

Safaricom has appointed Rose Ogega to its Board, following Board of Directors’ meeting on 12 February 2019.

Ogega will serve as an independent non-executive director effective 12 February 2019.

Nicholas Ng’ang’a, Safaricom Chairman, said “Ms. Ogega brings a wealth of experience spanning over 25 years advising and managing both large, complex and emerging start-up ventures. Her previous boardroom experience and versatility will certainly add value to Safaricom Board, helping take the organisation to the next level of success.”

Ogega is currently the Managing Director of Bloom Consultancy, an executive coaching organisation that focuses on leadership development through mentoring and coaching.

Rose has over 15 years of board experience spanning through professional, large listed companies, large private companies, government Institutions and small/startup ventures.

She has worked with: UAP Old Mutual Group, Barclays Bank of Kenya, Centre for Corporate Governance among others.

As a non-executive board director, she has worked very closely with senior executive teams on a broad range of strategic issues in a diverse array of industry setting including banking and Insurance.

According to Safaricom’s 7th Sustainable Business Report, it witnessed a 2% rise of women in Senior Management at 32%.

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  • 50% of employees and 32% of senior management working at Safaricom are women.
  • 57 women have received additional support and mentorship through its Women in Leadership programme, which aims to grow female representation in senior management to 50% parity by 2020.