Safaricom has hired Michael Mutiga as the new Chief Business Development and Strategy Officer, in new changes announced by the Company’s Chief Executive Officer Peter Ndegwa.
Mutiga’s appointment follows the retirement of former Safaricom chief of special projects and acting chief business development and strategy officer Joe Ogutu who retired from the company last month.
Mutiga joins Safaricom from Citibank where he was a Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance for Sub-Saharan Africa from 2019.
Ndegwa said Mutiga will lead Safaricom’s business development and transformation agenda and will be responsible for Safaricom’s funding strategy and asset optimisation.
“He will lead Safaricom’s business development and transformation agenda, and will be responsible for strategic partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions; Safaricom’s funding strategy and asset optimisation,” Ndegwa said.
He holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Nairobi, and Masters in Law degree from Temple University. He is an Advocate and a Certified Public Secretary.