Bob Collymore’s Tenure at Safaricom Extended to 2020

David Indeje is Khusoko’s Digital Editor, covering East African markets.
Safaricom's CEO Bob Collymore Dies of Cancer

Bob Collymore, Safaricom CEO

Safaricom chief executive officer Bob Collymore has had his contract extended for another one year, till 2020.

Bob will remain as Safaricom boss until August 2020 to compensate time spent while he was away on sick leave. His was to end his tenure in August citing health reasons.

“I am not going anywhere. I will be here for another one year till 2020,” said Bob at the sidelines of the ongoing  2019 Africa Shared Value Summit.

“I actually owe the company about a year, because I was sick for a year,” he said. “There’s a lot of stuff that I didn’t do and in the next 12-15 months i’m here for, we definitely want to get e-commerce working much better than it is so far.”


The summit has brought together business thought leaders and change makers is aimed at raising awareness and advocating for the success of the strategic implementation of the Shared Value business model of profit with purpose.

“Through the summit, we hope to widen the Shared Value audience and bring together a broader African stakeholder group into the conversation. The reality is that Governments alone cannot address the challenges that face the African continent. The summit will offer the private sector an opportunity to see how their business solutions, products, and services can solve societal challenges while generating profit”, said Bob Collymore earlier.

David Indeje is Khusoko’s Digital Editor, covering East African markets.

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