Telkom Kenya management level has experienced changes following the exit of Kris Senanu and Steve Okeyo, top managers at the firm.
In a statement, Telkom Kenya said Kris is leaving the enterprise side of the business after close to five years after infusing the much-needed synergies and renewed vision into the telco’s digital unit.
Steve Okeyo, hitherto Telkom Kenya’s Managing Director for Consumer Service Delivery units, leaves the telco after a two-year stint, having provided leadership and setting up the consumer unit for the next phase of growth.
“Both Steve and Kris’s extensive management and industry experience have been fundamental in steering their respective Units through Telkom’s ongoing transformation,” said Mugo Kibati, Telkom Kenya CEO.
Kibati disclosed that the business has already initiated the necessary processes concerning management continuity in these two Units.
Telkom Kenya Strategic Direction
Telkom Kenya has been performing significant changes in the past couple of years, especially on its managerial front.
Its transition to 4G connections saw the telco introduce more senior members on its team as others fell by the wayside.
After Telkom’s merger with Airtel failed, Telkom has been busy making ends meet while retooling its business.
In August 2020, Telkom Kenya launched a new strategic direction to sharpen its efficiencies in service provision and overall customer experience.
“We are also excited about the areas we have identified for further investment and growth this year, including our fibre infrastructure, vast GSM Networks and digital financial services platform,” said Telkom Kenya in a statement.
This strategy’s end game is to be the technology partner of choice to Consumer, SME, Corporate and Public Sector clients.
The recent e-suite changes are thus seen in the light of this strategy gathering pace.
Established as a telco in April 1999, Telkom is 60% owned by Helios Investment Partners, with GOK’s remaining stake.
Telkom has 4,152 km of its terrestrial fibre cabling, serving as a critical conduit for broadband connectivity inland.
It also owns a 22.5% stake in TEAMS, a 5,000km undersea fibre optic cable through Fujairah, UAE and a 10% stake in LION2, another 2,700km undersea fibre optic cable through Mauritius.
The operator also owns a stake in the East African Submarine System Cable (EASSy) and manages the National Optic Fibre Backbone Infrastructure (NOFBI), on behalf of the Ministry of ICT, an inland fibre optic cable network running through Kenyan counties.
Telkom is also the landing partner for the LION2, EASSy, and DARE 1 Cables.