Smat's return to the screens was welcomed excitedly by his long-time fans and viewers who voiced high hopes for With All Due Respect.
His career has included some big moments, among them landmark rulings and administering the oath of office to former President Mwai Kibaki at Uhuru Park in 2002, after the National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) rode to power defeating independence party KANU's then rookie politician Uhuru Kenyatta.
Before joining Airtel in 2012, Segun held leadership roles at Coca-Cola in Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya (as MD and CEO). He has also been the Managing Director of Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd (Coca-Cola Hellenic owned) and Group head of retail banking operations at Ecobank Transnational Inc, covering 28 countries in Africa. He is an electronics engineer and also a chartered accountant.
"At EABL, we celebrate diversity and strive to create an inclusive culture that enables every individual in the organisation to contribute and grow in an environment where everyone is valued for who they uniquely are. I’m proud that my promotion epitomises this culture,” she stated.
The Graduate Program helps Ericsson move the needle on gender equality within the field of technology; half of the graduates hired are women. This is in alignment with Ericsson’s Educate and local Connect to Learn projects which empower women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields and leverage connectivity to increase access to education for children, especially girls.
M-Pesa Africa was established as a joint venture between Vodacom and Safaricom to accelerate expansion of the world's first and most successful mobile money service across the continent.
“For the last 22 years, extreme poverty globally had been declining. Then came COVID-19, and with it, massive job losses, shrinking of economies and loss of livelihoods, particularly for women. Weakened social protection systems have left many of the poorest in society unprotected, with no safeguards to weather the storm,” says Ginette Azcona UN Women’s Senior Research and Data Specialist.
Thakrar, who founded the company and remains the largest individual shareholder , also resigned as a director of the company's subsidiaries and its affiliates. The firm noted that investigations into Thakrar would continue despite his resignation being accepted by the board.
Masaki joins the loss-making battery manufacturer from Sameer Group, where he was the Finance Manager. He will perform as Acting MD pending the appointment of a substantive Managing Director by the board.