Kenya’s top mobile carrier Safaricom has replenished its Board after appointing Rose Ogega as a member of the committee. The development was arrived at during the Board of Directors’ conclave that was held earlier this week. The approval of Ms Ogega’s appointment, who will serve as an independent non-executive director was effected on 12 February.
Ms Ogega’s position will allow her to be independent of Safaricom management as she has not been an employee of the telco within the last half a decade (based on the Combined Code). She also has no material business relationship with Safaricom, and will not receive any remuneration from the carrier other than fees, share scheme and performance related to pay, among other associations of an independent non-executive director.
“Ms Ogega brings a wealth of experience spanning over 25 years advising and managing both large, complex and emerging startup ventures. Her previous boardroom experience and versatility will certainly add value to Safaricom Board, helping take the organization to the next level of success,” said Mr Nicholas Ng’ang’a, Safaricom Chairman.
At the moment, Rose works as the Managing Director of Bloom Consultancy Limited and has been working for the firm for more than a decade. Previously, she has served as a board member of the Centre for Corporate Governance, chaired the Women Enterprise Fund Advisory Board, as well as the Audit and Risk Committee for Barclays Bank.