Govinder Sateesh Kamath new Safaricom CFO

Govinder Sateesh Kamath has been appointed the new Safaricom CFO, effective 1 August, following the recalling of CFO John Tombleson earlier this week.

Kamath has been serving in a similar capacity at Vodacom Tanzania and takes over from John Tombleson, who had been in the role since November 2011. While the reasons for Tombleson's exit remain unclear, there is speculation that it had to do with a recently released draft forensic audit report by KPMG which named Tombleson alongside four other execs, as having influenced a recent land purchase. Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has denied any association.

Further details of Kamath's appointment remain to be released.

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