Advocate Adil Arshed Khawaja has been elected the new Board chairperson of Safaricom with immediate effect.
Mr. Khawaja was appointed Safaricom director in December 2022, replacing former Board Chairman and director John Ngumi, who stepped down barely five months after his appointment.
Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa on Thursday said Mr Khawaja was selected during a board meeting held on the same day.
“Adil is a distinguished Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 30 years’ experience in the legal profession,” said Ndegwa.
“In recognition of his contribution towards environmental conservation and sustainability, Adil was recently awarded the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) by the President of the Republic of Kenya.”
Mr. Khawaja currently serves as the Managing Partner at Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews law firm, which was established in 1902.
He also presently sits on various boards: Rhino Ark Charitable Trust, Al Futtaim Automotive – CMC Motors Group Limited, and Atua Enkop Africa Limited.
“I take this opportunity to welcome Adil and wish him all the best as the Chairman of Safaricom PLC. I also look forward to working with Adil and the entire Board of Directors as we continue to transform lives and delivering for our customers, colleagues, community and company,” added Mr Ndegwa.