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Polycarp Igathe, Kenya’s most restless chief executive, changes jobs again

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Equity Bank Managing Director Polycarp Igathe has rejoined Vivo Energy as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Igathe will assume his new role with effect from September 1, barely a year after joining the Equity, making him the most restless manager in corporate Kenya.

“I am pleased to announce that Polycarp Igathe will rejoin Vivo Energy as the Executive vice president Sales and Marketing, a newly created role that is being added to the Vivo Executive Management (VEM),” Vivo Energy CEO Christian Chammas said in a statement.

In his new role, he will be responsible for sales and marketing across the group.

Igathe was named as Equity Bank’s Chief Commercial Officer in May 2018. The appointment came four months after he quit as Nairobi Deputy Governor citing lack of trust from his boss Mike Sonko.

He was promoted to the Equity MD position in September.

Igathe was the Vivo Energy Kenya MD before resigning to join politics. His latest move sent Kenyans on Twitter into a frenzy with many terming him a lucky guy whom “employment looks for.”

But, at the same time, the frequency with which he is changing jobs raises questions as to what motivates him as he appears not keen to leave a footprint.

“God As you’re blessing your servant Polycarp Igathe, remember another Polycarp is Here… Amen!” One Polycarp Opiyo tweeted.

The short term politician has had a stellar career spanning a number of companies.

He has worked with Coca-Cola, Africa Online, Kenya Breweries Limited and at Chris Kirubi’s Haco Tiger Brands among others.

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