Kenya: Safaricom CEO Ndegwa leads charge on Ethiopia subsidiary

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This article is part of the dossier: Wealth creators

By Quentin Velluet

Posted on Wednesday, 15 March 2023 17:21, updated on Wednesday, 22 March 2023 15:30
Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa

Renowned for his execution skills and mastery of financial matters, Peter Ndegwa is a man who avoids the political sphere. After nearly three years at Safaricom’s helm, he has successfully revitalised the Nairobi-headquartered group, which was once too focused on the domestic market.

Dressed to the nines, the slim man is as closely shaven as a golf course – a sport he particularly enjoys. Very little is in the public sphere about the discreet Ndegwa, apart from the fact that he regularly spends his holidays on the coast of Watamu (about 100 km north of Mombasa), and that he likes to walk on the white sand of Mauritius.

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