Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore Is Dead

Gone forever

Bob Collymore took a nine-month medical leave in late 2017 to undergo cancer treatment in England.In May, Safaricom Board granted him a 1-year extension in office and he said he would spend the time helping the company diversify revenue streams from e commerce and digifarmCollymore took over the helm of Safaricom in 2010 from Michael Joseph who currently sits in the company’s board as a non-executive director as well as the board chairman for Kenya Airways.

In 2017 shareholders voted to extend CEO Bob Collymore’s contract by an additional two years after his tenure expired. His term was to expire in August 2020 and makes him the longest service CEO in the telco’s brief standard news


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