Telkom Kenya, a leading integrated telecommunications provider, has announced the appointment of Mr. Steve Okeyo as the new Managing Director for its Mobile Division. Mr. Okeyo will take over from Amer Atwi, who is leaving the company, having made solid contributions to the business since 2016.
“Amer played a strategic role in Telkom’s overall turnaround, during this period, having come with a proven track record in Telco leadership, handling dynamic markets in West Africa,” said Telkom CEO, Mugo Kibati.
“He led and was highly instrumental in Telkom’s rebrand from Orange, our revamped distribution network as well as our re-aligned product development strategy. In the last three years, Amer and his team have positioned Telkom as the mobile data services provider of choice,” Kibati added.
Okeyo is the former Director for Regional Sales & Operations at Safaricom, Kenya’s leading telecommunications company, where he led various teams to deliver customer growth and revenue, apart from being a trustee of the Safaricom Foundation.
Prior to this, Okeyo was Director for Sales Force Effectiveness at Lafarge in Paris, France, a role that involved leading a commercial change management program in 60 countries, world-wide.
Okeyo built a significant part of his career at The Coca Cola Company, over a period of ten years, during which he served in senior roles including that of Country Manager, Uganda.
“Steve joins Telkom at a very exciting phase, bringing with him vast experience and a proven track record in strategy, sales and operation,” Mr. Kibati added.
“There is enormous opportunity at Telkom that lies ahead and Steve’s addition to the family will add to the talent pool that is geared to drive our next phase of transformation,” he concluded.