Safaricom boss Bob Collymore has been named the Corporate Executive of the year at the inaugural East Africa Com Awards held in Nairobi.
The award celebrates achievements of the people and companies that are accelerating digital transformation in East Africa.
“We are delighted by the recognition of the innovations that we have brought to the market. This is a testament of the transformation that technology is bringing to people’s lives,” said Steve Chege, Director of Corporate Affairs at Safaricom during the Award ceremony.
Mr Chege said the company is purposes to remain a sustainable business model by innovating around customers, and will continue to keep customers at the heart of their innovation and transformation efforts. “Our purpose at Safaricom is to transform lives. We have purposed to put people before profit in order to drive a sustainable business model. We strive to do this every day.”
Three Safaricom products, Jitambulishe, Digifarm and M-TIBA emerged winners in their categories. Jitambulishe is a Dynamic Voice Biometrics System that enables customers to access services through a quicker and less intrusive vetting process.
Digifarm is an Integrated Mobile Platform that offers farmers a convenient, One-Stop access to a variety of services including discounted inputs, advice on suitable inputs, financing and information on crops and animals. M-TIBA, offered in partnership with Pharm access and CarePay is a service that allows anyone to send, save and spend funds specifically for medical treatment.
The awards categories included the Best Network Improvement, Delivering Excellence in Customer Experience, Most Innovative Service, Changing Lives Award and East African CEO of the Year.