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Safaricom Taps Lawyer Adil Khawaja To Chair The Board

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Adil Arshed Khawaja (MBS) has been elected as the Chairman of the Safaricom board effective Thursday, January 26, 2023.

Khawaja is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 30 years of experience in the legal profession.

In recognition of his contribution towards environmental conservation and sustainability, Khawaja was recently awarded the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) by the President of the Republic of Kenya.

Adil currently serves as the Managing Partner at Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews, the oldest law firm in Kenya, established in 1902.

He currently serves on various boards, including Rhino Ark Charitable Trust, Al Futtaim Automative -CMC Motors Group Limited and Atua Enkop Africa Limited.

He previously served as a director of KCB Bank Group from 2012 and was elected the first chairman of KCB Bank Kenya Limited from 2016 until 2020 when his tenure ended.

He has also served as a director in the Kenya Power & Lighting Company board and as a Trustee of the Kenya Wildlife Service.

Khawaja began shaping his impeccable career in law in 1990 when he enrolled for his LLB Hons which he attained in 1993.

He was also enrolled at the Hamilton Harrisons and Mathews’ law firm as a trainee till 1994 when he did his diploma in law at the Kenya School of Law. 

In 1995, he was promoted to associate at the Hamilton Harrisons and Mathews, a position he held for five years before rising to the position of managing partner at Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews. 

He holds Masters Degree in Law from The University of Nairobi.

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