Stephen Chege, Safaricom PLC Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, has been appointed as Vodacom Group Chief External Affairs Officer, reporting to Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub effective 15th November 2021.
Steve will take up the role at Vodacom Headquarters in Johannesburg and will be responsible for Group Regulatory, External and Corporate Affairs, Public Policy, Communication Strategy, Media Relationships, Group Corporate Social Investment (CSI), and Sustainability. The role covers the Vodacom Group markets including South Africa, Tanzania, DRC, Mozambique, Lesotho and Vodafone Ghana. He will also continue supporting Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia PLC and Safaricom PLC.
Since 2015 Steve has been the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Safaricom PLC having risen in the ranks from the time he joined in 2006 as In-House Counsel. He has had a distinguished and successful career guiding Safaricom’s position in legal, competition, regulatory and reputation matters, developing industry policy, positioning Safaricom as a Purpose-led organization, and making a significant contribution to the success of Safaricom.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Master of Laws in International Trade & Investment Law, is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and Notary Public as well as a Certified Public Secretary.