Stage set for Orange Golf day


NAIROBI, Kenya, March 16- The par-72 18-hole championship golf course at the Karen Country Club will on Friday host the second edition of the Orange Corporate Golf Day.

Open to corporate clients of Orange, the one day golf tournament will be the top golf billing of the week.

Orange Head of Corporate Communications Angela Mumo said that the purpose of the event was mainly to connect with their business customers in an informal and relaxed setting.

“The game of golf offers an excellent atmosphere for business to business interactions away from formal settings. But more importantly, golf days give us the opportunity to thank our top clients and to showcase our new product and service offerings,” said Mumo.

“Although the competition on the golf course is expected to be fierce, the social networking at the 19th-hole will be definitely most enjoyable to all our guests.”

The team from Orange will be led by CEO, Mickael Ghossein and Deputy CEO, Jane Karuku, both of whom are seasoned golfers.

Ghossein will be play alongside University of Nairobi Chancellor Joe Wanjui whilst Karuku will tee off just before 1pm in the company of Uchumi CEO Jonathan Ciano, Denis Chebitwey and the Karen Country Club Captain, David Tyrell.

John Conlan, the Head of Orange’s Business Markets will tee off at 1240pm in the company of Victor Kyalo, Deputy CEO, ICT Board, Geoffrey Githinji from Standard Chartered Bank and Minister for Information and Communications Minister Samuel Poghisio.

Angela Mumo, who has had a love-hate relationship will golf over the years will tee off in the company of one of Karen’s longest hitting golfers, John Musunga, the GSK CEO and Tom Waiharo, the current chairman at the Limuru Country Club.

“I am sure John and Tom will teach me a thing or two about golf,” Mumo commented. “And hopefully they can learn something from me about how to swing a golf club with poise, balance and elegance.”