, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 18 – The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has renewed Safaricom Chief Executive Bob Collymore’s term as a Board Member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).
Collymore’s term has been extended for another three years in recognition of his remarkable contribution to championing the work of the Global Compact across Africa.
This comes as Collymore’s term in office at Safaricom was also extended by two years from August this year.
Collymore has gained prominence as a thought leader across the continent on the four critical issues that the UNGC focuses on; Ethics and Anti-Corruption; Human Rights; the Environment and Labour Issues.
Since his initial appointment to the board in April 2012, Collymore has been instrumental in championing ethics and governance, the Africa Responsible Business strategy and corporate leadership.
He has also provided constant strategic advice and guidance to the Kenyan Global Compact Local Network Office, strengthening the value proposition and reinforcing the advantages of becoming a member of the Kenyan chapter.
The UN Global Compact Board is the world’s largest corporate citizenship initiative that encourages businesses globally to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies.
The Board which is comprised of 30 members is chaired by the UN Secretary General and provides high level strategic advice relating to the evolving United Nations-Business relationship.
Members are appointed by the Secretary General on recommendation from the board Nominating Committee, based on input from the Global Compact Office.