Peter Ndegwa

Peter Ndegwa sits at the apex of the most profitable company in East Africa, Safaricom.

Joining the company in 2020, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ndegwa set history as being the first Kenyan to serve in that role. 

Ndegwa is an experienced board-level leader with over 25 years of experience in general management, commercial and business strategy, sales, and finance operations in Africa and Europe. 

The CEO boasts of an impeccable academic record having attended Starehe Boys, The University of Nairobi (UoN) and the London Business School. 

Ndegwa is also a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

As Safaricom CEO, Ndegwa is committed to transforming lives through the company's products and services. 

Under his leadership, the company has also launched several initiatives to support education, health, and environmental conservation in the country.

He steered the launch of a support platform for startups in partnership with Japan’s Sumitomo. 

Ndegwa was recognised as one of the Top 20 Digital Economy Leaders 2023. 

In recognition of his contributions to society and his leadership role in the country, President William Ruto on November 3, appointed Ndegwa as Meru University Vice-Chancellor. 

President Ruto further named Ndegwa as Chairperson of the National Drought Response Steering Committee. 

The Committee helped Kenya navigate the harshest drought in 40 years through the mobilisation of resources and support interventions to help cushion Kenyans from the calamity.

Ndegwa further in what has been a remarkable year, grew Ethiopia’s Safaricom subscribers to 5 million within a year. 

Further achievements for the CEO include unveiling a demonstration of a realistic Artificial Intelligence (AI) product called Digital Twin. 

Digital Twin is fed with prompts and using the data,  IT is able to create a digital twin of an individual capable of generating responses.