Kempinski Hotels appoints three Area General Managers for MEA region

AFRICA – After restructuring its Middle East & Africa region, Kempinski Hotels has appointed three seasoned hoteliers as Area General Managers to oversee a number of the group‘s luxurious hotels at the same time as keeping the responsibility for their own hotels as general managers. Sébastien Mariette, the new Area General Manager Levant started his journey with Kempinski in 2007 and occupied several leadership roles within various parts of the world including Cluster General Manager at the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea and Kempinski Hotel Aqaba in Jordan, Managing Director at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore as…

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Emirates announces key commercial changes in Africa

AFRICA – United Arab Emirates flag carrier has picked six seasoned team members in leadership roles, all UAE Nationals, to help drive the airline’s commercial initiatives across key markets with a strategic focus on rebuilding its leadership position and growing its customer base as countries continue easing their restrictions, including in Africa. Appointments are effective 1 September 2021. Khalfan Al Salami, country manager Sudan, will become manager Morocco. Khalfan joined the Emirates commercial management training program in 2015 and went on to train further in Madrid before taking on a…

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EAVCA Executive Director Esther Ndeti steps down

EAST AFRICA – East Africa Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (EAVCA) has announced that its Executive Director, Esther Ndeti will be stepping down from her role at the end of August 2021. Ndeti’s departure is after four years in the role, in which she served alongside Eva Warigia, who will now serve as its Chief Executive Officer. This ensures business continuity in member relations and minimum disruption across our operational functions of advocacy, research, events, and trainings. As Executive Director, Ndeti led the Association’s member networking and training pillars. She…

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4G Capital makes fresh leadership appointments

EAST AFRICA – Fintech 4G Capital Group has announced the appointments of Alex Siboe and Ross Breadmore as Chief Operations Officer and Chief Product Officer respectively with both officers joining the market leader in technology-driven financial inclusion for micro and SME businesses across Kenya and Uganda at the end of August 2021. As a senior executive, Alex Siboe’s responsibilities as Chief Operations Officer will include the business’s day-to-day administrative and operational functions, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer.  Alex joins 4G Capital from KCB Bank, where he served as Head of Digital Financial…

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Vodacom Tanzania CEO Hisham Hendi steps down after three years at the helm

TANZANIA – Hisham Hendi, the managing director of the telecommunications giant Vodacom Tanzania has stepped down after three years of service, to take up a new role as the commercial lead in Vodafone Spain. The outgoing CEO joined Vodacom Tanzania in September 2016 as the head of the commercial business unit and was later promoted to the role of Managing director in August 2018. Chairman of the board of Vodacom Tanzania, Judge Thomas Mihayo, praised Hisham by saying: “During Hisham’s five-year tenor, Vodacom has continued to lead the industry in implementing…

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Telkom South Africa CEO Sipho Maseko to step down after eight years at the helm

SOUTH AFRICA -Telkom South Africa group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sipho Maseko is leaving the telecommunications company after eight years at the helm. In a press statement, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed firm says Maseko will step down as group CEO and executive director of Telkom and its subsidiaries on 30 June 2022. The process to appoint a successor is well underway and a designated group CEO will be announced in the not too distant future, says the telco. The statement added that Maseko would, for the remainder of his tenure,…

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Dimension Data founder Jeremy Ord quits alongside other executives

SOUTH AFRICA – Information technology services company Dimension Data founder and executive chairman Jeremy Ord is leaving the company he founded 38 years ago. Other executives that are also leaving the systems integrator are understood to be Saki Missaikos, chief strategy officer, and Steve Nathan, chief corporate finance officer. Pearl Mngomezulu, Dimension Data head of communications for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, told ITWeb: “I can confirm that several executive leaders have chosen to pursue interests outside of the business and will be leaving us at the end…

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Christopher Lundh appointed as Chief Executive Officer for Africell Angola

ANGOLA – Africell Group has announced the appointment of Christopher Lundh as Chief Executive Officer of Africell Angola. Under Mr. Lundh’s stewardship, Africell is expected to deliver on its promise to transform the Angolan telecoms sector by providing affordable, reliable and high-quality mobile telecommunications services to millions of consumers. Christopher Lundh joins Africell after five years as a Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer of Afghan Wireless. The American national previously held senior leadership roles at companies including Telecel Congo, Africa Online, and Gateway Communications and has extensive experience in…

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Nairobi Securities Exchange appoints two new non-executive directors

KENYA – The Nairobi Securities Exchange(NSE) Board has appointed  two new non-executive directors, Donald Wangunyu and Stephen Chege who will represent the interests of trading participants on the NSE Board and those of listed companies, respectively. Donald Wangunyu brings over 20 years of experience in finance and technology from both Kenya and the USA. He currently sits on the Boards of Standard Investment Bank, the Kenya Association of Stockbrokers and Investment Banks and the East Africa Forum for Alternative Investments. He is the founder and CEO of the Robo-Advisor, FourFront Management. On…

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Jubilee Allianz General Insurance Kenya appoints Adja Samb as CEO

KENYA – Jubilee Allianz General Insurance Limited Kenya, has appointed Adja Samb as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2021. Adja Samb will succeed Catherine Igathe, the current CEO of Jubilee Allianz General Insurance Limited Kenya, who is exiting the firm in July 2021 to pursue other opportunities. In early 2021, Allianz SE and Jubilee Holdings announced a 66% stake acquisition in the Jubilee General Insurance Company in Kenya to form Jubilee Allianz. Other acquisitions of Jubilee General Insurance businesses in Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, and Mauritius are expected to follow.…

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