Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has been named the Corporate Executive of the Year at the inaugural East Africa Com Awards. The award celebrates achievements of people and companies accelerating digital transformation in East Africa. Collymore was honoured at a ceremony held at Radisson Blu hotel in Nairobi on Tuesday night. Three Safaricom innovations on customer service, health, and agriculture also won awards.
"We are delighted by the recognition of the innovations that we have brought to the market," Steve Chege, director Corporate Affairs, said. "This is a testament of the transformation that technology is bringing to people's lives." Safaricom also bagged awards for customer service excellence, innovation, and transforming lives.
The six categories at the awards were the Best Network Improvement, Delivering Excellence in Customer Experience, Most Innovative Service, Changing Lives Award and East African CXO of the Year. Three Safaricom products - Jitambulishe, Digifarm and M-TIBA, emerged winners in their categories.
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