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Safaricom alternate director Vivek Badrinath has resigned, the company announced on Tuesday

He has served in that capacity for over three years.

Badrinath’s resignation took effect on Friday, March 20 and has been replaced by Francesco Bianco. Bianco was appointed on Friday as a substantive director of the company.

Vivek Badrinath joined Vodafone and the Executive Committee in October 2016.

He was responsible for Vodafone’s operations in the Vodacom Group, India, Australia, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, and New Zealand.

On April 1, 2019, Badrinath was also appointed as Interim CEO of Vodafone Business, responsible for Vodafone’s Business to Business operations globally.

Before that, he was the Deputy Chief Executive at the international hospitality group AccorHotels where he was responsible for marketing, digital solutions, distribution and information systems.

He was previously Deputy Chief Executive with Orange and has a long career in telecommunications and technology.

Prior roles include Executive Director responsible for Orange’s Business Services division, the leadership of Orange’s global networks and operators division and Chief Technology Officer for Orange’s mobile activities.


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