Safaricom appoints its former CEO Michael Joseph as the new board Chairman

KENYA – Safaricom, Kenya’s largest telco, has appointed Michael Joseph as the new board Chairman ending the 13-year reign of Nicholas Ng’ang’a, who has served as the telco’s Chairman and non-executive director since 2007. Safaricom chief executive officer Peter Ndegwa said Joseph takes over from August 1, 2020 with a mandate to ‘improve customer sentiment, greater brand consideration and to bolster the firm’s digital transformation agenda.’ “He brings a wealth of skills and industry knowledge given his contribution to the growth of Safaricom from very humble beginnings to becoming one…

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BP’s head of upstream business Bernard Looney to succeed Bob Dudley as CEO

Global – BP, a British oil major has announced that Bernard Looney, 49, currently chief executive, Upstream, will succeed Dudley as group chief executive and join the BP Board on 5 February 2020. The oil company also revealed that Looney will continue in his current role until this date. The appointment came after Bob Dudley, 64, decided to step down as group chief executive and from the BP Board. According to a statement from the oil multinational, Dudley who had had served BP for over 4 decades and over nine…

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General Electric appoints Jaime Morais as new head of Angola

ANGOLA – General Electric (GE), an American multinational conglomerate, has appointed Jaime Morais as the new Country Leader for GE in Angola, In his new position, Jaime will play a pivotal role in steering the next phase of strategy and growth for GE in Angola. Jaime, who is also GE Africa’s Government affairs Leader for Central and Francophone Africa, will lead the development of diverse programs with public and private sector projects and partnerships in Angola. Commenting on the appointment, Farid Fezoua, President and chief executive officer, General Electric Africa,…

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