Vodafone Uganda has appointed John Ndego as its second Chief Executive Officer with effect from 11 July 2016. John Ndego replaces Allan Richardson, who returns to the Afrimax Group office in preparation for the next market launches following the recent launch of operations in Ghana and Zambia.
Ndego is a driven, passionate, people oriented and entrepreneurial business leader whose experience spans twenty six (26) years in Telecoms, FMCG, Advertising and Public Relations in seven countries.
He has previously worked as Managing Director, Airtel Congo Brazzaville and Airtel Burkina Faso; Group Commercial Director Zain Africa and also held various senior management positions within Nestlé in Nigeria, Benin and Togo.
Ndego has a proven track record of transforming businesses, acquisitions, integrations, and building winning management teams. His appointment is coming one year into the entry of Vodafone in Uganda and at a crucial time in the telecommunications industry in Uganda, with data services poised to dictate the pace of growth in the years ahead.
Vodafone Uganda says the company is well placed to take advantage of the opportunities and to benefit more broadly from Ndego’s considerable commercial and strategic experience.
Ndego holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and has attended “Leadership, Strategy, and Management” programs at the London Business School, Harvard University and HEC Paris. He is an alumni of the Leadership programme from INSEAD Singapore.
Ndego is also a proud recipient of a national award from the government of Burkina Faso.