Steve Chege Leaves Safaricom for Vodacom for Chief External Affairs Officer Role

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Steve Chege, Chief Corporate Affairs - Safaricom

Safaricom’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Steve Chege has been appointed as Vodacom Group Chief External Affairs Officer.

Mr. Chege will be reporting to Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub, effective 15th November 2021.

According to a statement from Safaricom, Steve will take up the role at Vodacom Headquarters in Johannesburg and will be responsible for Group Regulatory, External and Corporate Affairs, Public Policy, Communication Strategy, Media Relationships, Group Corporate Social Investment (CSI), and Sustainability.


Furthermore, the role covers the Vodacom Group markets including South Africa, Tanzania, DRC, Mozambique, Lesotho, and Vodafone Ghana. He will also continue supporting Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia PLC and Safaricom PLC. 

Since 2015, Steve has been the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Safaricom PLC having risen in the ranks from the time he joined in 2006 as In-House Counsel. 

He has had a distinguished and successful career guiding Safaricom’s position in the legal, competition, regulatory, and reputation matters, developing industry policy, positioning Safaricom as a Purpose-led organization, and making a significant contribution to the success of Safaricom.


Steve holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Master of Laws in International Trade & Investment Law is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and Notary Public as well as a Certified Public Secretary.

In the meantime, Steve will continue discharging all functions of the office. 


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