NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 11 – The Managing Director of Telkom Digital Service Delivery Unit Kris Senanu has resigned.
Senanu, who has been in Telkom since 2016, spoke exclusively to Capital Business and said he wanted to take a rest, and that his energy level at work had sunk, prompting him to take a break on his career path.
“From a personal level, I felt I could get more challenge. It came to a point where this was not exciting anymore, it is not about Telkom, it is about me,” said Senanu.
“My children would tell me daddy you are becoming old and grumpy, so I had to check myself like what is going on, maybe I am not having that much fun,” he added.
Senanu, who also doubles up as an entrepreneur, added that he has been in the industry for a while thus the much-needed break.
“I have been in this industry for 25 years and because I am a passionate person, I come with energy, so I thought I’d rather quit than stay in an environment where my energy is low,” he said.
Senanu is serving notice and has insisted on not having any intentions of pursuing any new career opportunities yet and would focus on spending time with family.
“I am going to serve my notice, I did not quit because I was going to work for Central Bank of Kenya tomorrow, currently, I am jobless and I want some time to myself and spend time with my kids, then maybe in two or three months I will see what comes up,” he added.
Senanu previously worked at Internet Solutions Kenya, formerly Access Kenya Group as Deputy Chief Executive Officer, before he joined Telkom.
He however, said that leaving the telecommunications company after five years did not come as a surprise since he had planned to exit after four years.
“When I joined in 2016, I told them I am here for four years which was last year, but I couldn’t leave during COVID-19, it would have been difficult for them to find someone,” said Senanu.
Telkom Chief Executive Officer Mugo Kibati said Senanu infused the much-needed synergies and renewed vision into the Digital Unit, to enable it focus on more innovative approaches that will create further value to Telkom’s customers.
Kibati added that Senanu’s extensive management and industry experience was fundamental in steering their respective Units through Telkom’s ongoing transformation.
Senanu is an MBA Holder from Warwick University in the United Kingdom and holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration, Marketing from the United States International University Africa.