In an effort to build its leadership bench strength; fortify its operations and customer service excellence and aligning itself to its transformation agenda, Telkom Kenya (which is 60% owned by Helios Investment Partners) has announced more executive appointments. Clare Ruto, who has over 20 years’ experience in the legal and regulatory environment in Africa, is the new Chief Legal and Regulatory Affairs Officer and Nicholas Mruttu, with over 17 years of work experience, has been appointed as the Chief Sales Officer, Mobile Division.
Clare, who once worked at Safaricom – where she was the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer and at Celtel Kenya (now Airtel Kenya) serving in various capacities: Company Secretary and Director Regulatory Affairs, Regional Regulatory Affairs Director for Celtel International B.V. in charge of 6 operations and Corporate Affairs Director for Celtel Kenya Limited, brings with her a wealth of experience in the telecommunication industry into Telekom Kenya. Until her appointment, Clare was the General Manager for Regulatory Affairs, East Africa at Multichoice Africa. She holds a certified advanced Master’s Management Program from the London Business School, a Bachelor of Law from the University of Leeds, England and a Bachelor of Education from Kenyatta University. She is also a certified Public Secretary and an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
Prior to joining Telkom Kenya, Nicholas Mruttu held senior leadership roles in the telecommunications and FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) sectors, most recently with Safaricom Limited and Coca-Cola Kenya where he was responsible for Customer acquisition, Distribution and Trade Marketing; Strategy and Business Performance and Consumer Marketing respectively. Nicholas also worked with British American Tobacco (BAT) from 2001-2008, where he served in various capacities: Head of Trade in Angola, Trade Marketing and Development Manager in Mozambique and Marketing Operations Manager in Kenya. He holds a Global MBA from the United States International University Africa (USIU) and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology from the University of Nairobi.
Looks like Telekom Kenya is gearing up for its rebranding, set to happen in April this year.