Safaricom Chief Enterprise Business Officer Rita Okuthe Exits

Rita Okuthe
Rita Okuthe. [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

Safaricom Chief Enterprise Business Officer, Rita Okuthe, has been relieved of her duties, marking the end of her 11-year era at the telco.

This follows her appointment to chair the Kenya Pipeline Company, as well as being named a member of the ICDC board this year.

She joined the company as Head of Consumer Propositions in 2009, a position she served until 2015 when she was appointed to her current role.

“She is a Trustee of the Safaricom Foundation and sits on the Boards of M-Tiba, Digifarm and Mezzanine. Rita will continue to perform her role as a Trustee of the Safaricom Foundation,” said Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa.

Head of Enterprise Sales Mr Joseph Wanjohi will take up her role in an acting capacity from December.

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Announcing the changes, Safaricom also merged the Information Technology and Network departments to form the Technology and Information Organisation department, which will be led by Morten Bangsgaard as Chief Technology and Information Officer (CTIO).

Mr Bangsgaard’s appointment takes effect from January 1, 2021. He joins Safaricom from Maxis, a Malaysia-based communications provider, where he worked in the same capacity.

Morten Bangsgaard. [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

“To provide our customers with the best in class fibre connectivity, whether at home (FTTH) or in business (FTTB) and address the current pain points, I have converged the FTTH and FTTB roles to Fixed (FTTX) Business Unit that will be led by Director, Fixed Business reporting directly to me and joins the Exco,” Mr Ndegwa said in the Tuesday statement.

Safaricom is also looking to fill the position of the Head of Productivity and Director, Fixed Business.

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