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Telkom Kenya raids Multichoice, Safaricom for top talent

Nicholas Mruttu has been appointed as the Chief Sales Officer

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 19 – Telkom Kenya has announced more executive appointments following a series of high-level appointments in 2016.  

The operator says the C-level hiring aims to build its leadership bench strength, and “fortifying its operations and customer service excellence aligning it to its transformation agenda.”

Telkom has appointed Nicholas Mruttu as the Chief Sales Officer, Mobile Division. Mruttu brings 17 years of experience working for different companies in telecommunications and the Fast Moving Consumers Goods sectors.

Before joining Telkom Kenya, Mruttu was in charge of Customer acquisition, Distribution and Trade Marketing at Safaricom and at Coca-Cola Kenya where he worked in Strategy and Business Performance.

He holds a Global MBA from the United States International University-Africa (USIU-A) and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology from the University of Nairobi.

Clare Ruto also joins Telkom Kenya as the new Chief Legal and Regulatory Affairs Officer. She leaves Multichoice East Africa after five years where she was General Manager for Regulatory Affairs and brings on board 20 years of experience working in different institutions including Safaricom, Airtel Kenya and the Communications Commission of Kenya, now Communications Authority of Kenya.

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.

Telkom has filled several key positions after Helios Investments bought Orange Group’s 70 percent stake in Telkom Kenya.

Earlier in the month, Telkom recruited a Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Supply of chain, months after they announced a CTO and CFO.

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