Mohammed Shameel Aziz Joosub and Linda Watiri Muriuki have been appointed to the Safaricom board as Non-Executive Directors.
“We continue to place a keen focus on building an inclusive board that can both meet the evolving needs of our business, and which takes into account the recent changes in our shareholding structure. Both directors bring with them a wealth of expertise in creating world-class mobile companies in both Europe and Africa,” said Nicholas Ng’ang’a, Chairman of Safaricom.
Joosub was the former CEO of Vodafone Spain prior to joining Vodacom Group in 2012. He has held several high-level positions at Vodacom, and served on the Vodacom Group Board from 2000 to 2011. He was reappointed to the board after his return from Spain.
Muriuki previously served as a Non-Executive Director of Old Mutual Life Assurance Company Limited from 2004 to 2010 and the Capital Markets Authority from 2015 to 2017. She currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of East Africa Reinsurance Company Limited.
The appointments were announced after a Board of Directors meeting which followed the Vodafone Group’s recent transfer of its 35 percent indirect stake in Safaricom to its sub-Saharan African subsidiary Vodacom Group Limited.
The new shareholding reflects the interests of the new shareholding structure.