Mugo Kibati takes over as new Telkom CEO

New Telkom CEO Mugo Kibati. /FILE
New Telkom CEO Mugo Kibati. /FILE

Mugo Kibati is the new Telkom Kenya Chief Executive Officer.

Kibati is taking over from Aldo Mareuse who is moving on to pursue other interests having led the company from mid-2016.

Announcing the transition, chairman of the board Eddy Njoroge thanked Aldo for his work.

"The board is very grateful to Aldo for his leadership of the company over the last three years. We wish him the very best in his future endeavours,” he said.

Kibati said he was delighted to be joining Telkom at a critical moment of its transformation.

“I look forward to working closely with the Staff, Board, Shareholders and all the Company’s Partners to get Telkom to the next level of its development in the near future,” he said.

Kibati is the immediate former Group CEO of Sanlam Kenya PLC and has held other senior leadership positions in both the public as well as the private sector.

He is the founding Director General of Kenya’s Vision 2030 Secretariat and serving as Group Managing Director and CEO at East African Cables PLC.

Mugo is an Electrical Engineer and holds a B. Tech (Electrical Engineering) Degree from Moi University (Kenya), a Master of Science Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) and a Master of Business Administration Degree from George Washington University (USA).

He started his career as an Electrical Engineer at Bamburi Cement (LafargeHolcim) in Kenya and also worked as a Market Development Manager at Lucent Technologies in USA.

Kibati has also held non-executive Board positions in various institutions and is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors at Lake Turkana Wind Power Limited.