Chairman of the Board
Eddy Njoroge is the Chairman of Telkom Kenya Ltd, having been appointed as a nominee of France Telecom in June 2011.
Mr. Njoroge is also the Managing Director of the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) since March 2003 and the Chairman of the Nairobi Stock Exchange.
He is the President of the Union of Producers, Transporters and Distributors of Electric Power in Africa (UPDEA). He is also Chairman of The World Energy Council, Kenya Chapter and the US $ 40M East African Venture Capital Fund targeting Small & Medium -sized Enterprises (SME's).
Born in 1958, Mr. Njoroge holds a Bachelor of Science (Honors) Degree from Makerere University and is also the recipient of several awards honoring his contribution to industry development. Key among these is the Ordre National du Mérite from the President of France, awarded in April 2006 in recognition of his contribution to the transformation of the energy sector. He has also been conferred the Order of Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS), by His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki, President of the Republic of Kenya.
Mr. Njoroge is also a Director of several blue chip companies with interests in banking, insurance, fast moving consumer goods and ICT.
Chief Executive Officer, Telkom Kenya Limited
Mickael Ghossein has held several senior and key positions within the France Telecom Group since the year 2000.
His management within the various subsidiaries has seen the successful implementation of converged communication solutions that is fixed line, Internet and telephony services as well as the actualisation of impressive growth of revenues and customer base in several of the companies he has led.
Mr. Ghossein's work experience pans across continents in countries such as France, Bahrain, Romania, Jordan and to his latest assignment in Africa as the Chief Executive Officer of Telkom Kenya a subsidiary owned 51% by the France Telecom Group.
He is credited for the integration of Jordan Telecom Group companies ( fixed, mobile, and internet) in 2006, successful re-branding of the fixed, mobile and internet in Jordan in 2007, the re-launch of Jordan mobile activities in 2003, and the launch of Orange reunion in the capacity of CEO in 2000, among other achievements.
An engineer by profession, Mr. Ghossein holds a Masters degree in Electronics from The University of Lyon among other professional qualifications.
Dr. Bitange Ndemo
Dr. Bitange Ndemo has been a Director in the Board of Telkom Kenya Ltd, since 2007, representing the governments interests in the organization in his capacity as the is the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communications.
Dr. Ndemo holds a PhD in Industrial Economics from the University of Sheffield in the UK, an MBA and bachelors degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Minnesota. In the early 1990s, he was a Financial Systems Analyst at Medtronic Inc., a Fortune 500 company in the USA.
His current position entails policy formulation, and overseeing implementation of ICT projects. Dr. Ndemo has been involved in initiatives to lower the cost of accessing ICTs (connectivity, hardware and software) in Kenya and the region. His priority has been to connect East Africa to the rest of the World through the under- sea fibre optic cable. He is at the forefront of developing the demand side of ICTs by actively promoting Business Process Outsourcing in both urban and rural areas.
Prior to his appointment as Permanent Secretary, Dr. Ndemo was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Nairobi's Business School, where he taught entrepreneurship, management and research methods. Most of his research work centres on Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya with emphasis on Social Enterprise.
Dr. Ndemo also sits at the Boards of the Postal Corporation of Kenya, Communication Commission of Kenya, Kenya Film Commission, and the Kenya ICT Board.
Ms. Esther Koimett
Ms. Koimett is the investment Secretary in the Ministry of Finance. In this capacity she represents Treasury at the Telkom Kenya Limited Board.
Ms. Koimett holds a B. Com and an MBA from University of Nairobi, with over 25 years experience in public service in Kenya including over 18 years in investment promotion, privatization and public enterprise reform.
She has previously served as Kenya's Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism & Broadcasting and Managing Director, Kenya Post Office Savings Bank.
She is an alternate director in several companies including Safaricom Ltd and Kenya Ports Authority.
Mohammed Nyaoga was appointed to the Telkom Kenya Board in January 2010.
A lawyer by profession, Mr. Nyaoga is a senior partner at the Mohammed Muigai Advocates, where he practices corporate litigation- Commercial Law, Insurance and Banking Law, Investments Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Arbitration, among other fields of law.
Mr. Nyaoga was called to the Bar in 1985 and has since served in various capaitites including, Director, Public Law Institute, Lecturer in Business Law at the University of Nairobi, Member: Public Universities Inspection Board, and a consultant with the Open Society Initiative 9A NEPAD Inititative).
He holds an LLB and LLM degrees from the University of Nairobi and is currently and PhD candidate at the same university.
Marc Rennard joined the FT / Orange Group Executive Committee in Mai 2010.
He is Executive Vice President of FT / Orange Group (since 2006), in charge of the Africa Middle East and Asia region (20 affiliates, 3 listed companies, 17 000p, 58+ million customers).
He was Vice President - International of France Telecom / Orange and in this capacity has been Chairman, and/or member of the Board of several international Fixed-line, Mobile and Internet subsidiaries (since 2004).
He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of UNI2, telecommunications operator, a France Telecom subsidiary in Spain (03/04).Marc Rennard was Deputy Managing Director of TDF (96/02), Chairman of TDF VIDEO SERVICE (96/02), Chairman of TDF Cable (92/96 and 01/03), Commercial Director of TDF (92/96).
He was Managing Director of « Société des Montagnes de l'Arc », « Groupe Caisse des Dépôts » (89/92), Managing Director (86/89), Agency Director (84/85) and Consultant (82/83) of CEREP COMMUNICATION, surveys manager at ISEOR (79/81).
Marc Rennard, 54 years old, is a graduate of EM Lyon, and holds a post graduate diploma in Management Science.
Charbel Abou Jaoude
Charbel is the CEO of Alcazar, responsable for the overall strategy and business. He is an executive member of the board and the investment committee. Alcazar Capital advises clients with close to $400 Million of private equity that was deployed in the Telecom Sector in emerging markets in late 2007. Charbel serves on the board of some of the portfolio companies.
Before Alcazar, Charbel spent 6 years at Agility and was president and CEO of Agility's Investments where he had direct responsibility for all M&A and investment activities of the group, and the management and development of a $1bn Industrial Real Estate portfolio. Prior to Investments, he was the Managing Director responsible for Global Operations, where he successfully lead the growth of Agility Logistics from a regional service provider to a global leader in integrated logistics services now operating in 100 countries and 450 offices and serving over 30,000 clients. He was instrumental in the development of Agility's offering and its exceptional growth. He served on the Agility Management Board and its Investment Committee.
Prior to Agility Charbel spent over 16 years in the US in various leadership roles at global organizations, first at ABB then at EXE Technologies.
Charbel holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the American University of Beirut and a Masters from the University of Michigan.
Mr.Ashif Kassam was appointed to the Telkom Board in November 2006.
The IAASB (International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board) member is the Group Chief Executive of RSM Ashvir and Managing Director of RSM Ashvir Consulting Ltd., member firms of RSM International. Ashif founded these firms in 2004, which currently have offices in Kenya and Tanzania. He has over 14 years experience in audit and assurance and financial advisory services covering both public and private sectors.
Mr. Kassam is a fellow member of ICPAK and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK. He is also a member of the National Board of Auditors and Accountants, Tanzania, the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda, and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK.
Mr. Kassam currently chairs ICPAK's Audit Working Group and is a member of its Professional Standards Committee. He has also been a member of the Council of ICPAK.
He has been involved in various projects to assist Small and Medium Sized Practices with compliance with ISA's and has extensive experience in the development of audit related technical material including being the project leader for the development of the ICPAK's Audit Manual and a model audit file.
Senior Vice-President Africa – Pacific – Indian Ocean
Daniel Delestre is currently Senior Vice-President in charge of France Telecom-Orange's Africa, Pacific and Indian Ocean operations including Kenya, Uganda, Mauritius, Madagascar, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna.
In 2008 he was appointed Senior Vice-President of Global Sales, Marketing & External Communications for Orange Business Services, reporting to Vivek Badrinath, Senior Executive Vice President of Enterprise Communication Services.
In 2003, Daniel was Senior Vice-President of French large accounts within Orange Business Services. In this position, Daniel was responsible for all sales activities concerning the five largest accounts agencies/business units. His overall mission was to increase revenue on French large accounts both in France and abroad.
Daniel was previously regional director within the Group's Enterprise Communication Services (ECS) division and held a number of management positions in technical and IT domains. He has pursued his entire career within the France Telecom-Orange Group since he joined the National Centre for Telecoms R&D (CNET) in 1979.
Daniel was awarded a Diploma by the Ecole Polytechnique and by the Superior National School of Telecoms in Paris (ENST).