Vodafone Uganda appointed John Ndego as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective from 11th July, 2016, replacing 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.
John is a driven, passionate, people oriented and entrepreneurial business leader whose experience spans twenty-six years in telecoms, FMCG, Advertising and Public Relations in seven countries.
He has previously worked as Managing Director of Airtel Congo Brazzaville and Airtel Burkina Faso, Group Commercial Director at Zain Africa and also held various senior management positions within Nestlé in Nigeria, Benin and Togo.
John 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.
According to Vodafone Uganda, it’s well placed to take advantage of the opportunities and to benefit more broadly from John’s considerable commercial and strategic experience.