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Telkom adds two independent members to its Board

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 15 – Telkom has added two independent members to its Board two months after it rebranded from Orange.

Dorcas Kombo and Jinaro Kibet are expected to inject skills and legal expertise to the Board.

Kombo has vast experience in Auditing and Human Resource consulting having worked at Deloitte and later at Coopers and Lybrand as an Audit Manager before the merger to form PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Kombo is also part of the KenGen Board, a position she has held from 2005.

During her tenure on the KenGen Board, she has chaired the Human Resources Committee for two terms and is currently the Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Kibet on his part is Partner at TripleOKlaw Advocates, in charge of Corporate and Commercial Law, is a seasoned Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public with over 26 years of experience in private practice.

He is a member of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, the East African Law Society and the Law Society of Kenya.

He is also a Board Member at Unga Group Limited, Prime Bank Limited, Strathmore Business School, Sicham Aviation Limited and Elmarak Holdings Limited and serves as the Chair of the Capital Markets Tribunal.

Telkom Kenya has been on a hiring spree raiding several blue chip companies and multinationals for top talent.

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The new push by Telkom comes 12 months after Orange Group (formerly France Telecom) sold its majority stake in the Kenyan telco to UK Private Equity firm, Helios Investment Partners.

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