Safaricom 2018 Sustainable Business Report

11 INTRODUCTION OUR BUSINESS OUR MATERIAL TOPICS STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT 2018 SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS REPORT A CHANGE OF GUARD We consider sound corporate governance fundamental to our commercial sustainability and so I am pleased to welcome Mohamed Joosub, Till Streichert and Linda Muriuki to the board, each of whom brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our departing colleagues, John Otty and Nancy Macharia, for their significant contributions to our governance and success during their tenure on the board. COMMITTED TO OUR VISION In closing, I would like to welcome our CEO, Bob Collymore, back from his medical leave of absence. Even though he was not physically present, he continued to provide valuable leadership and to work closely with the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, both of which contributed significantly to the business' positive performance in the last year. On behalf of the Board, I would also like to thank the management and staff for their enthusiasm and commitment to our vision throughout the year. Having successfully integrated the SDGs into our operations, we are even more acutely aware of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. There is much to be excited about, and a lot to be hopeful for. Looking ahead, we remain committed to our vision of business-led sustainable development, and to our role as an advocate for the adoption of the SDGs by our community of business powers. In the true spirit of our brand promise of Twaweza, we believe that when we come together, great things happen. Nicholas Nganga Chairman and Non-Executive Director Safaricom PLC