Sylvia Mulinge to be appointed Safaricom CEO


Safaricom is expected to announce Sylvia Mulinge as its CEO to replace the late Bob Collymore.The announcement will come in the next few days.

There has been push and pull in regards to the individual who will replace Bob Collymore;the government wanted a Kenyan to succeed him while some of the board members strongly opposed the move.Finally,the board agreed on one person, who will be announced before month end.

Her is Sylvia Mulinge’s biography:

Sylvia Mulinge is currently the Chief Customer Officer, responsible for leading Safaricom’s customer obsession and is in charge of Consumer Business, Sales Operations, Customer Service, Brand Marketing & Experience, Digital and Market Development.

She joined Safaricom in February 2006 from Unilever and rose from the role of Prepay product manager to Head of Retail, then GM of Safaricom Business and eventually taking her current position as Director, Consumer Business.

A first class honours graduate in Food Science and Technology from the University of Nairobi, Sylvia is a member of the Marketing Society of Kenya and she has distinguished herself by winning various marketing awards in the industry.

Sylvia is a mentor and leader in both her private and public life. She was recently voted as one of the top 40 most influential women under the age of 40 in Kenya by Business Daily, the East Africa’s premier business newspaper.