Vodafone Uganda Announces New Chief Executive Officer
Kampala, Uganda: July 12, 2016
Vodafone Uganda has appointed John Ndego as its new Chief Executive Officer with effect from 11 July 2016.
John Ndego replaces Allan Richardson, who returns to the Afrimax Group office in preparation for the next market launches following the recent launch of operations in Ghana and Zambia.
Ndego is a driven, passionate, people oriented and entrepreneurial business leader whose experience spans twenty six (26) years in Telecoms, FMCG, Advertising and Public Relations in seven countries.
He has previously worked as Managing Director, Airtel Congo Brazzaville and Airtel Burkina Faso; Group Commercial Director Zain Africa and also held various senior management positions within Nestlé in Nigeria, Benin and Togo.
Ndego has a proven track record of transforming businesses, acquisitions, integrations, and building winning management teams. His appointment is coming one year into the entry of Vodafone in Uganda and at a crucial time in the telecommunications industry in Uganda, with data services poised to dictate the pace of growth in the years ahead.
Vodafone Uganda says the company is well placed to take advantage of the opportunities and to benefit more broadly from Ndego’s considerable commercial and strategic experience.
Ndego holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and has attended “Leadership, Strategy, and Management” programs at the London Business School, Harvard University and HEC Paris. He is an alumni of the Leadership programme from INSEAD Singapore.
Ndego is also a proud recipient of a national award from the government of Burkina Faso.
About Vodafone Uganda
Vodafone Uganda is Uganda’s latest communications provider, offering 4G-LTE high-speed broadband data services in Entebbe and the greater Kampala area and a nationwide 2G/3G voice service. Our Mission is to be admired for empowering everybody by keeping them confidently connected- making their lives simpler, easier and a good deal richer and more rewarding.
Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 53 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 30 September 2014, Vodafone had 438 million mobile customers and 11 million fixed broadband customers. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com.