Safaricom CEO Named Africa Investor CEO Of The Year

Safaricom (NSE) CEO Bob Collymore has been named CEO of the Year by Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group.

Mr. Collymore was yesterday awarded with the title of Ai SRI 30 CEO of the Year in the awards at the just concluded 11th Africa investor (Ai) Institutional Investment and Capital Markets Awards in New York that convened over 150 CEO’s from across the continent.

The award recognizes and rewards CEOs who have shown commitment to sustainable development, pitting performance against their peers across the continent with the individual’s ability to effectively communicate their company’s vision and strategic initiatives against the backdrop of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

“Our purpose is to Transform Lives, and beyond creating solutions that aim to make a difference in our customer’s lives, we are also fully focused on building a sustainable enterprise that can meet the challenges of business in a rapidly changing world,” said Bob Collymore, CEO Safaricom.

In addition, Mr. Collymore was a finalist for the Ai 40 CEO of the Year Award. Safaricom was a finalist for Ai Best Performing Company Award as well as the series’ Most Innovative SRI 30 Company. The awards have a strong reputation for uncovering highly innovative work, exceptional talent and ingenuity.

The 11th Ai CEO Institutional Investment Summit was held this week in New York and hosted a series of market changing announcements and initiatives at NASDAQ and the CFA New York Society in New York.

This year’s summit was themed ‘African Regional Growth and the Role of Long-Term Capital’ and brought together CEOS, institutional investors, capital market leaders and regulators to discuss institutional allocations, infrastructure co-investments, initiatives to improve access to data and support for the emerging investment management industry.


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