Safaricom Limited was incorporated on 3 April 1997 under the Companies Act as a private limited liability compan. It was converted into a public company with limited liability on 16 May 2002. The company is the leading provider of converged communication solutions in Kenya. In addition to providing a broad range of first-class products and services for Telephony, EDGE, Broadband Internet and Fax, Safaricom seeks to uplift the welfare of Kenyans in direct ways through value added services and financial support for community projects.
Bob Collymore is the current CEO of Safaricom Limited, effective November 1st 2010. Prior to joining Safaricom, Bob was the Chief Officer for Corporate Affairs in Vodacom Group responsible for the Group's Corporate Communication, Ethics and Compliance, Legal, External Relationships and Corporate Social Responsibility. Prior to that, he was Vodafone's Governance Director for Africa where he was responsible for developing and driving Vodafone's strategy for its investments in Africa as well as representing Vodafone as a key direct foreign investor in a number of African countries. Bob has more than 25 years of commercial experience working in the telecommunications sector.
He is also a trustee of Holding companies in Kenya and Tanzania for M-PESA, Vodafone's pioneering money transfer service.