Insurance firm Britam appoints Tom Gitogo as Managing Director

KENYA – Britam, an insurance group, has appointed Tom Gitogo as the new managing director, marking a return to the firm he once served as finance director. Mr Gitogo takes over from acting MD Charles Njuguna on September 1. Mr Njuguna, the finance director, took over from Tavaziva Madzinga in April, following his exit after just 10 months in office.…

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United Bank for Africa appoints Oliver Alawuba as Group Managing Director

AFRICA – United Bank for Africa, a multinational pan-African financial services group, has announced the appointment of Oliver Alawuba as Group Managing Director. Oliver will oversee all the Group’s banking operations across its twenty African country network and globally in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, France, and the United Arab Emirates. He joined UBA in 1997 and…

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Telecoms company Safaricom appoints John Ngumi as Director and Chairman of its Board

KENYA – The Board of Safaricom Plc has announced the appointment of investment banker Mr. John Ngumi as a director and Chairman of the Board with effect from 1st August 2022. The telco said the appointment is subject to regulatory approval. Mr Ngumi takes over from Safaricom first CEO Michael Joseph who is set to retire. John Ngumi is the…

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Airtel Money Kenya appoints Rose Mambo as its chairperson following its split

KENYA – The Board of Directors of Airtel Money Kenya Limited has appointed Rose Mambo as its chairperson. The appointment follows the separation of the mobile money business from Airtel Networks Kenya and transfer to Airtel Money Kenya Limited. Rose has over 26 years’ extensive leadership experience in capital markets, governance, company law, and administration both in Government and the…

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Ecommerce platform Jumia Kenya appoints Juan Seco as new Chief Executive Officer

KENYA – Jumia Kenya, an ecommerce and logistics company, has appointed Juan Seco as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Juan replaces Betty Mwangi, a seasoned tech executive, who has held the post for barely a year. In a statement, the company says Ms Mwangi has left to pursue a ‘big impact opportunity’. Betty Mwangi took the mantle of leadership…

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Software company SAS appoints Essie Mokgonyana as new country manager for South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – SAS, a multinational analytics software company, has appointed Essie Mokgonyana as new country manager and sales director for South Africa. According to the company, the appointment is in line with its strategy to invest in growing the organisation locally, driven by the growing market need for analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud-based solutions. “We are very proud…

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Software company Infor appoints Kerry Koutsikos as Vice President for MEA region

MEA – Infor, a multinational enterprise software company, has appointed Kerry Koutsikos as Vice President and General Manager for the Middle East and Africa region. Koutsikos will drive Infor’s business growth and strategy in the region and ensure customer success through agile delivery of Infor’s industry-specific cloud solutions. “We are excited to welcome Kerry to our Middle East & Africa…

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Uganda Airlines appoints Jennifer Bamuturaki as new Chief Executive Officer

UGANDA – Uganda Airlines has appointed Jennifer Bamuturaki as its new Chief Executive Officer. Ms Bamuturaki has been serving as interim CEO for more than a year after the firm suspended and later fired former CEO Cornwell Muleya, some board members and some staff over allegations of corruption and mismanagement. In a letter from the works and transport minister, Gen.…

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Kenya Association of Manufacturers appoints Tobias Alando as Acting Chief Executive Officer

KENYA – The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) Board has appointed Mr Tobias Alando as the Acting Chief Executive Officer following Ms Phyllis Wakiaga’s exit on 30th June 2022. Tobias joined the Kenya Association of Manufacturers in 2005 and was appointed the Head of Membership and Governance in 2010. He has played a strategic role in expanding KAM’s membership base…

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Mastercard appoints Adam Jones as Country General Manager for MENA region

MENA – Mastercard, a multinational financial services corporation, has announced the appointment of Adam Jones as the new Country General Manager of its MENA Central cluster. In his new role, Adam will lead Mastercard’s operations across cluster, taking responsibility for Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Bahrain, and Iraq markets. Bolstering Mastercard’s MENA leadership team, Adam will work closely with Maria…

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