Kris Senanu was appointed as the Chief Enterprise Business Officer at Safaricom who previously served at Telkom Kenya, according to media reports. Previously, he worked as the head of Enterprise Business and Managing Director for Consumer Service Delivery units.
While the official announcement is yet to be officially announced by Safaricom, it is broadly believed that the hiring process is already finalised and the same is reflected in his LinkedIn profile.
Recently, the Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) mentioned that the Global Partnership for Ethiopia has registered its local company, Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia. While the company will retain the brand name, the 100 million in population market will be led by Anwar Soussa as the Managing Director.
ECA released a statement saying, “The ECA has granted a nationwide full-service Unified Telecommunications Service License to the Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia PLC effective from 9 July 2021, valid for a term of fifteen years from the effective date, and renewable for additional terms of fifteen years subject to fulfilment of all license obligations.”
Safaricom also owns a majority stake in the consortium along with other partners like British development finance agency CDC Group and Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation. The consortium won funding of $850 million and will begin its operations in Ethiopia.
But these plans are however been complicated by a US State financier now planning to recall its loans following an escalation of armed conflict in the horn of Africa nation.
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