A native of Kenya, he had been "Chief Corporate Affairs" of Safaricom, Kenya's leading communications company and the pioneer of M-PESA, the world's most widely used mobile payment system, since 2015.
South African operator Vodacom owns 35 percent of Safaricom. In 2019, Safaricom and Vodacom formed a joint venture and acquired the intellectual property rights to M-Pesa from Britain's Vodafone.
The news of Steve Chege's appointment was announced by Peter Ndegwa, Safaricom's chief executive, in an internal memo to Safaricom staff.
Steve Chege will take up his position at Vodacom's . . .
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