Safaricom Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Stephen Chege has been appointed Vodacom Group Chief External Affairs Officer.
In an announcement made by Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa, Chege will assume his new role on November 15, 2021, and will report to Group CEO, Shameel Joosub.
"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," he said.
"He will also continue supporting Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia PLC and Safaricom PLC."
The role covers the Vodacom Group markets including South Africa, Tanzania, DRC, Mozambique, Lesotho and Vodafone Ghana.
Chege joined Safaricom in 2006 as an In-House Counsel and rose through the ranks to become Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, a position he has held since 2015.
"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 organisation and making a significant contribution to the success of Safaricom," Ndegwa said.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Master of Laws in International Trade and Investment Law is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and Notary Public as well as a Certified Public Secretary.