Peter Ndegwa appointed Safaricom CEO

Safaricom PLC Board of Directors has today appointed Mr. Peter Ndegwa as the company’s Chief Executive Officer effective April 1, 2020.

He will take over from the acting chief executive Mr. Michael Joseph, who took over the leadership of the company in August following the death of Bob Collymore.

“Peter brings a wealth of experience in General Management, Commercial and Business Strategy, Sales and Finance Operations, having spent over 25 years in various roles within the Financial Services and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sectors in Africa and Europe,” Safaricom said in a statement by Chairman Nicholas Ng’ang’a.

In his current role, Peter oversees the operations of Diageo PLC in 50 countries in Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, Middle East and North Africa region. He had previously served for seven years as CEO in Guinness Nigeria PLC and Guinness Ghana Breweries PLC.

He joins Safaricom from Diageo PLC where he is the Managing Director of Diageo Continental Europe.