THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

Mugo brings a wealth of top-level management experience from both the private and public sectors.

He is an Electrical Engineer and holds a B.Tech (Electrical Engineering) Degree from Moi University (Kenya),a M.Sc. Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) and an MBA from George Washington University (USA).

He is the immediate former Group CEO of Sanlam Kenya PLC.His previous roles include serving in the positions of DG at Kenya’s Vision 2030 Secretariat and Group MD/CEO at East African Cables PLC.

Mugo Kibati

Chief Executive Officer

Kris has 24 years' experience in the ICT sector. Prior to joining Telkom, Kris was the Deputy CEO at Internet Solutions (IS) Kenya. He is a distinguished fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Kenya Institute of Management. Kris is also the Chair of the United States International University Council, the Governing Council at the Kenya Institute of Management, and the Pan African Agency BTL Africa. He also holds an MBA in Strategic Management from Warwick Business School as well as an International Business Administration Degree, majoring in Marketing, from USIU – Africa. 

Kris Senanu

Outgoing MD, Telkom Digital

Julius has over 15 years’ multinational experience in the Technology sector. Julius joined Telkom in the capacity of Director, Corporate Development, and thereafter Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, before taking on the role of Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer. Prior to joining Telkom, he had served at IBM and Nokia Networks, among others.

With extensive industry experience and training, Julius holds a Bachelor of Business Information Technology from Strathmore University. He is currently pursuing a Master of Public Policy and Management at the same university.

Julius Cheptiony

Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer

Catherine’s portfolio boasts of twenty plus years’ experience in Human Resources Management with regional (Sub Saharan Africa) and industry experience within the ICT and Financial Service sectors.

Prior to joining Telkom, she was the Chief Talent Officer at Tigo, Tanzania. She has also headed the Human Resources functions at IBM Africa, Ericsson Kenya and Standard Chartered Bank.

An accredited Executive Coach, Catherine holds a first degree in Sociology and an MBA from Maastricht School of Management. She serves as the Chairperson of the board of trustees of Telposta pension scheme and Telposta Provident Fund.

Catherine Olaka

Chief Human Resources Officer

Farouk serves as Telkom's Chief Performance and Transformation Officer. Prior to joining Telkom, he held the position of COO in an acting capacity at Smart East Africa, Tanzania. Farouk has over 7 years’ experience in Project Management having also been the Project Manager at Smart East Africa. Before this, he was a Project Specialist and a Project Portfolio Manager at Roshan in Afghanistan.

Farouk Ramji

Chief Performance and Transformation Officer

With 14 years of experience as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Wangechi has garnered immense knowledge in the telecommunications industry in the past 10 years. Prior to joining Telkom she worked at Airtel Networks Kenya Limited as the Senior Regulatory Officer, as a State Counsel at the State Law Office and practiced as an Associate Advocate in various law firms. Additionally, she sits on the Telposta Pension Scheme Board in the capacity of legal advisor.

Wangechi Gichuki

Director, Legal Affairs

George has fourteen years’ experience in the Public Relations industry in Kenya, with a focus on ICT. He has 11 years’ demonstrable experience with respect to content generation and packaging for multiple and diverse audiences. Prior to joining the company, George had worked with PR Agency Apex Porter Novelli, handling the East African Community portfolio. He has also worked for the Access Kenya Group, in its Communications, Sponsorship and CSR function. He is a member of the Public Relations Society of Kenya and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations – UK. 

George Mlaghui

Director, Corporate Communications

Elam is a distinguished audit, compliance and risk management professional, who has been specialising in internal controls and governance process improvement in the telecommunications sector. Elam has worked within Internal Audit Functions for companies such as Wananchi Group (Head of Internal Audit) and Safaricom (Principal Auditor for Commercial Processes). He led external audit teams while working at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) in providing assurance on statutory and group financial reports. Elam holds a BSc in Computer Science and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor. He is also a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Elam Muchira

Director, Internal Audit