Safaricom has poached Cynthia Karuri-Kropac from American telco AT&T Inc. to be its new Chief Enterprise Business Officer effective from September 1st.
Karuri, who held various management and leadership roles during her 19-year stint at AT&T Inc., replaces Joseph Wanjohi who has been acting since May following the exit of Kris Senanu.
“With over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications sector, Cynthia has a wealth of knowledge in various crafts, including business strategy, industrial IoT, enterprise technology solutions, executive advisory and decision support, operational excellence and process reengineering,” Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa said in a statement.
Prior to her appointment, Karuri served as the Senior Director, Enterprise Mobile and IoT Technologies at AT&T, a position she held since 2019.
Before joining AT&T, Karuri worked for Accenture/Andersen Consulting as a Senior Manager for seven years.
She holds a Bachelor in Finance from The University Of Toledo and a Master’s in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance and Financial Management Service from Kent State University.