Telkom Kenya has been making a couple of company-wide managerial changes in the last couple of months. A few months ago, the telco restrategized its workforce that saw a departure of 500 employees. At that instance, the carrier’s then CEO Aldo Mareuse left the company, and his place was taken by Mugo Kibati.
Today’s change entails the appointment of Steve Okeyo, who will now serve as the Managing Director for Telkom’s Mobile Division. Mr. Okeyo will take over from Amer Atwi, who has since left the mobile operator. Mr. Atwi has been with Telkom Kenya 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. 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,” says Telkom Kenya CEO Mugo Kibati.
In the past, Steve Okeyo worked at Safaricom as its Director for Regional Sales and Operations. Prior to this appointment, Mr. 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, worldwide. He was concurrently a Commercial Director for the Bamburi and Hima Cement Companies.
“Steve joins Telkom at a very exciting phase, bringing with him vast experience and a proven track record in strategy, sales and operations. There is an 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,” adds Mr. Mugo.