‘I’m back!’ Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore returns to work after sick leave


'I'm back!' Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore returns to work after sick leave
Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • The Safaricom boss, who has been away seeking medical treatment in London, UK, for the past nine months broke the news via his Twitter handle on Monday.
  • "I'm back. Thanks to everyone who supported me over the past 9 months especially the clinical team at @UCLH, my superb @SafaricomPLC team and of course my wife @WambuiKamiru," he tweeted.

Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Bob Collymore has returned to work after an extended medical leave.

The Safaricom boss, who has been away seeking medical treatment in London, UK, for the past nine months broke the news via his Twitter handle on Monday.

“I’m back. Thanks to everyone who supported me over the past 9 months especially the clinical team at @UCLH, my superb @SafaricomPLC team and of course my wife @WambuiKamiru,” he tweeted.

 

 

 

But it was his presence before the Parliamentary Communications Committee that appeared to have caught everyone off guard.

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore before the Parliamentary Communications Committee on Monday, August 6, 2018. PHOTO| SOPHIE KINOTI

Collymore, flanked by other top Safaricom officials, was appearing before the committee to address legislative and regulatory gaps affecting competition in the telecommunications sector.

Mr Collymore’s last public appearance was in May this year when he made a videolink address to investors during release of Safaricom’s full year financial results.

During the video-link address in May, the Safaricom CEO said he was in his final phase of treatment, assuring investors that he would return as soon as his doctors cleared him to travel.

While Mr. Collymore was away, his position was being held by Safaricom Chief Financial Officer Sateesh Kamath, supported by Director of Strategy and Innovation Joseph Ogutu.

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