Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has taken a sick leave.
The CEO will be out of office for a minimum of six months. He has travelled outside the country for treatment of undisclosed disease.
Confirming his absence, Safaricom chairman Nicholas Ng’ang’a said in a statement on Monday:
“The CEO has started medical leave to receive specialised treatment for a number of months,”
Sateesh Kamath, the current Chief Financial Officer for Safaricom, “will take a primary role” in running Safaricom while Collymore is away, according to Ng’ang’a.
Joseph Ogutu, the Director of Strategy and Innovation at Safaricom, “will be responsible for Safaricom’s day-to- day operations until Mr Collymore’s return from medical leave”.
“On behalf of the board, management and the entire Safaricom community, I wish Bob quick recovery and look forward to him resuming his duties as soon as doctors allow him to do so,” Ng’ang’a said in his
Collymore travelled last week to London for treatment and doctors advised him to take a t least 6 months leave.