Safaricom: Collymore appointed to UN global board

Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General, announced the appointment of Safaricom’s CEO Bob Collymore to the UN Global Compact Board.

The UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative aimed at recognizing businesses committed to adopting sustainable and socially-responsible policies.

“As Safaricom, we feel it is important for companies to report on their operations from a holistic perspective and to report on their sustainability credentials. Corporate governance and ethics are a key factor that underpins a company’s reputation.” said Collymore

Last year, Collymore made a presentation on an initiative “Every Woman, Every Child,” before the UN General Assembly.

He highlighted Safaricom’s commitment to improve maternal health and reducing child mortality by mobile technology.

He added: “In Kenya we have one doctor for every 10,000 patients. Bearing in mind that we have more than 25 million mobile phones and less than 450 hospitals, it goes without saying that mobile technology should be used to create effective solutions for our healthcare challenges. We realize that as a telecommunications company, the use of mobile technology for health purposes can revolutionize society’s ability to deliver access and use health information to promote health, fight disease and respond to medical emergencies.”

Diego Gutierrez appointed as Tigo Tanzania’s new General Manager (Tanzania)

Mobile operator Tigo has appointed Diego Gutierrez as the General Manager for its operations in Tanzania. As per the company Gutierrez has 12 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, and has been working with the organisation for the past two and a half years as the Consumer/ Deputy General Manager.

Gutierrez replaces Marcelo Aleman who has been appointed as General Manager of MIC’s operations in El Salvador. He said that he is very pleased to have been promoted to General Manager of Tigo Tanzania.

He added that he is proud to be heading a healthy business with a strong brand and enormous potential for growth as they offer new services to the market such as Tigo Pesa and Tigo Internet, which are proving to be very popular with their customers.

New CEO for Broadband Infraco

Puleng Sejanamane has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of telecommunication provider Broadband Infraco, the Department of Public Enterprises said on Wednesday.

Sejanamane has also been appointed as an ex officio member of the Board of Broadband Infraco (Infraco). She is a former chief marketing and sales officer at Broadband Infraco. She had also worked at MTN SA from August 2008 to 2011.