Communication giant Safaricom PLC has appointed Mr. Michael Mutiga the Chief Business Development and Strategy Officer to replace Mr. Joe Ogutu who proceeds on retirement.
According to a statement from Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa, Mutiga will lead Safaricom’s business development and transformation agenda, and will be responsible for Strategic Partnerships, Mergers and Acquisitions, Safaricom’s funding strategy and asset optimization.
With over 20 years’ experience in Banking, Michael joins Safaricom from Citibank where he was a Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance for Sub-Saharan Africa from 2019. Michael was with Citibank for 15 years and has held various senior local and regional management and leadership roles.
Prior to joining Citibank, Michael worked in Barclays/Absa Capital, where he grew from a Management Associate to the Regional Coverage Head – East Africa, Investment Banking Division Africa, a role he held until he joined Citibank in 2006.
He holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Nairobi, and Masters in Law degree from Temple University. He is an Advocate and a Certified Public Secretary.