Bob Collymore

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Bob Collymore told : “a bit more of a threat if we come in as a mobile operator” External link

AddisFortune Friday, August 23, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore alisema : “Kisha unaangalia vya kuchagua. Wajua mimi ni mmoja wa watu wanaoamini nikifa, hakika nataka mwili wangu uteketezweharaka iwezekanavyo,” External link

tuko Sunday, August 4, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “The protagonists in this new story of corruption are the private sector, who are contributing to as much as 70 per cent of the fraud taking place in the continent,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “I had been feeling unwell for some time. I noticed a strange thingI noticed a pain in the bones of my shin, which is not something you experience unless you kick something hard,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 5, 2019 4:19:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “There is something urgent I wanted to tell you, but I guess it can wait. But I just wanted to tell you, I made you a promise that I'd hang on for another year or so in the company (Safaricom), but I think I'm going to break that promise” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 5, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “I have something quite urgent I would like to discuss with you,” “The promise I made you, that I will hang on for another year at Safaricom, I think I am going to break it” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 5, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore replied : “No, I have given up. I have tried everything ... and I have accepted that my time has come,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 5, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore responded : “My chapter is closed and I have accepted my fate. So what I want to know is what the future of this company is. What’s going to happen?” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 5, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “There are little things you can do to make a big difference,” External link

nation-ke Friday, July 5, 2019 10:33:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore responding : “the only thing you can do for me is you make sure you all take care of Wambui and the kids. That’s all I want, I’m not interested in anything else” External link

capitalfm Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore told : “Of course we are a large player and it is obvious why we have become a large player. We have invested heavily with 35 per cent of the funds coming from the Kenyan taxpayers. What we have always fought against is to automatically declare us dominant because we control more than 50 per of the market and then automatically give us what we consider as penalties; requiring us to submit our promotional stuff for public consultations before we roll them out and the regulator never agreed with that,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, July 4, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore told : "He gave me his contacts and that is how we started out father-daughter relationship" External link

thestarkenya Thursday, July 4, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore told : "He gave me his contacts and that is how we started out father-daughter relationship" External link

thestarkenya Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “I was thinking, had I not been a Safaricom or Vodacom employee, it would have been difficult for sure,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “I don’t know about this heaven and earth thing, but I truly hope there is a life after death,” External link

kenyan-post Wednesday, July 3, 2019 5:35:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore alinukuliwa : “Nikijaliwa kuishi kwa siku tatu zaidi nitakuwa na bahati. Dumisheni umoja, simameni na mke wangu Wambui nikiondoka,” External link

mwananchi Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:19:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore wrote : "Sorry about this, it should not be your experience. Please give us a chance to fix it, you will not regret it. Can you DM your details to @Safaricom_Care," External link

kenyan-post Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:56:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore wrote : "Sorry about this, it should not be your experience. Please give us a chance to fix it, you will not regret it. Can you DM your details to @Safaricom_Care," External link

kenyan-post Tuesday, July 2, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “Hi Eric, you did well to apologise. I do not think you did anything wrong. My friend Richard Branson once did a launch while clothless and we all chuckled and moved on. Comedy is a tricky area where you have to push the boundaries from time to time and go beyond pulling funny faces and doing silly voices,” External link

tuko Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:25:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “I had been feeling unwell for some time. I noticed a strange thingI noticed a pain in the bones of my shin, which is not something you experience unless you kick something hard,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore told : “Of course we are a large player and it is obvious why we have become a large player. We have invested heavily with 35 per cent of the funds coming from the Kenyan taxpayers. What we have always fought against is to automatically declare us dominant because we control more than 50 per of the market and then automatically give us what we consider as penalties; requiring us to submit our promotional stuff for public consultations before we roll them out and the regulator never agreed with that,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “Eventually, we want to move them away from being sub-contractors and become direct contractors,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “I finally went to a doctor here in Nairobi who said I think you are Vitamin D deficient. I will give you supplements,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, July 2, 2019 6:56:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “I thought, are you crazy? There is a company to be managed back home, and there is family and stuff,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore told : “So I said look, let me go see a proper doctor,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “He (doctor) said, I don’t know what the problem is, but I need some more tests, so I need to admit you. It was actually the first time I had ever been admitted in hospital,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “I had been feeling unwell for some time. I noticed a strange thingI noticed a pain in the bones of my shin, which is not something you experience unless you kick something hard,” External link

standardmedia Monday, July 1, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “We are pleased with the strong results we have delivered for the year, building on our long track record of delivering relevant products and putting the customer first. We foresee continued growth in the future,” External link

capitalfm Monday, July 1, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “I look forward to being back in action in Nairobi soon,” External link

capitalfm Monday, July 1, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “We are pleased with the strong results we have delivered for the year, building on our long track record of delivering relevant products and putting the customer first. We foresee continued growth in the future,” External link

capitalfm Monday, July 1, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “Among his biggest achievements include [sic] leading the cross-functional team responsible for the relocation of our servers from Germany, bringing M-Pesa home in April 2015,” “The relocation gave us better control of the platform and freedom to innovate around our customers’ needs, translating into the launch of revolutionary products such as M-Pesa Global and Fuliza” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, June 24, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “We believe that the Sustainable Development Goals provide the opportunity to really engage in a purpose-driven business, and business that is both sustainable and inclusive,” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, June 17, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore answers : “Am I worried about it? No,” “My view on the merger is that it will create a stronger player and I think that is good for the market. We’ve never really focused on the competition, we focus rather on the consumer” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Tuesday, June 4, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “In a year where macro issues weighed on customer choice, we continued to generate positive momentum. We achieved this by focusing on the customer, investing in the quality of our service, the performance of our network and creating differentiated customer experiences,” External link

kenyastar Saturday, June 1, 2019 11:09:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “Cyber security is my number one challenge. The threats come from many sources such as terrorists, criminal activity, hacktivists, insiders and nation states,” External link

kenyastar Friday, May 31, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “Cyber security is my number one challenge. The threats come from many sources such as terrorists, criminal activity, hacktivists, insiders and nation states,” External link

standardmedia Friday, May 31, 2019 12:40:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “In a year where macro issues weighed on customer choice, we continued to generate positive momentum. We achieved this by focusing on the customer, investing in the quality of our service, the performance of our network and creating differentiated customer experiences,” External link

EastAfrican Wednesday, May 29, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT



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Michael Joseph said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “When Bob passed on quite suddenly and unexpectedly that meant we had to hasten this succession plan,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, August 30, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Joseph said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “We did not execute the decision because there was a concern whether the successor of Bob should be a Kenyan,” External link

EastAfrican Monday, July 8, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Michael Joseph said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “Safaricom is a Kenyan company and quite rightly it should have a Kenyan CEO. But it’s a special company. The successor to Bob would have to be somebody with special characteristics, who understands the DNA of Safaricom,” External link

EastAfrican Monday, July 8, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Peter Kenneth said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “He (Collymore) eventually went into his whisky store and opened a very special reserve blended whisky that he had saved many years for a special guest. He insisted we become the special guests and he insisted that we all share the whisky even for those who do not drink whisky,” External link

kenyan-post Saturday, July 6, 2019 6:19:00 PM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : "I asked him, Bob, why are you calling me at 2 o'clock in the morning?" External link

standardmedia Friday, July 5, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “I spent three hours with Bob, where he told me about his vision for Safaricom and the country. We talked about how to deal with the moral fabric of society that has collapsed” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 5, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Michael Joseph said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “Bob and I agreed that whoever would survive the other, they would read this poem at the other’s funeralI am genuinely sad and heartbroken to be the one reading this poem today,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 5, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “I am certain Bob loved Kenya. He loved it like his own country, and Bob loved his wife and children dearly. We have lost a friend; we have lost a part of our soul,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 5, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Peter Kenneth said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “Last week on Tuesday we met at Bob’s house as usual we had dinner after that he went in his whiskey bar and brought a Whiskey that he had reserved for so many years saying it was a special gift. That day he saw us off individually not knowing that that was the last day to have Bob in our boys’ club meetings,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “Bob Collymore told me that he had tried everything and accepted that his time had come,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Peter Kenneth added ( about Bob Collymore ) : “In our next meeting we will raise our glasses and toast for Bob since he lived a fulfilling life as we cherish his memories,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Michael Joseph said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “Bob was the bravest man I have ever met, with enormous sense of humour, he never wanted anyone to worry about him,” External link

kenyan-post Thursday, July 4, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : "I asked him: Bob, why are you calling me at 2 o'clock in the morning?" External link

thestarkenya Thursday, July 4, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Nick Read remarked ( about Bob Collymore ) : “What I saw under Bob’s leadership can only be described as remarkable, He gradually developed his own vision; a vision that moved from a highly successful telecoms company to a purpose-led digital platform powering the Kenyan economy and improving the lives of everyone in the society,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Joseph explained ( about Bob Collymore ) : “So with Bob going so suddenly it precipitated many things and one of them was the board deciding to temporary putting me as interim CEO,” External link

kenyan-post Wednesday, July 3, 2019 3:27:00 PM EAT

Patrick Bitature said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “At Simba Group we convey our deepest condolences to the family, friends and entire staff of Safaricom for the loss of their visionary CEO Mr. Bob Collymore,” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, July 2, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Mar Michael said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “I pushed for Bob to be on that shortlist. He wasn’t the favourite candidate at the time, but I pushed for Bob because he understood the DNA of Safaricom. He understood what we were all about: we were not just a mobile phone company, we were much bigger than that,” External link

theCitizen Tuesday, July 2, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Michael Joseph said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “I pushed for Bob to be on that shortlist. He wasn’t the favourite candidate at the time, but I pushed for Bob because he understood the DNA of Safaricom. He understood what we were all about: we were not just a mobile phone company, we were much bigger than that,” External link

theCitizen Tuesday, July 2, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Mar Michael said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “This country believed in Safaricom; we were part of everybody’s life. Bob understood that and I knew that Bob would continue with the legacy of Safaricom, not just my legacy. It was my legacy, but the company’s legacy that he would continue. That’s why I chose Bob,” External link

theCitizen Tuesday, July 2, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Michael Joseph said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “This country believed in Safaricom; we were part of everybody’s life. Bob understood that and I knew that Bob would continue with the legacy of Safaricom, not just my legacy. It was my legacy, but the company’s legacy that he would continue. That’s why I chose Bob,” External link

theCitizen Tuesday, July 2, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Mar Michael said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “I pushed for Bob to be on that shortlist. He wasn’t the favourite candidate at the time, but I pushed for Bob because he understood the DNA of Safaricom. He understood what we were all about: we were not just a mobile phone company, we were much bigger than that,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Michael Joseph said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “I pushed for Bob to be on that shortlist. He wasn’t the favourite candidate at the time, but I pushed for Bob because he understood the DNA of Safaricom. He understood what we were all about: we were not just a mobile phone company, we were much bigger than that,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Mar Michael said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “This country believed in Safaricom; we were part of everybody’s life. Bob understood that and I knew that Bob would continue with the legacy of Safaricom, not just my legacy. It was my legacy, but the company’s legacy that he would continue. That’s why I chose Bob,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Michael Joseph said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “This country believed in Safaricom; we were part of everybody’s life. Bob understood that and I knew that Bob would continue with the legacy of Safaricom, not just my legacy. It was my legacy, but the company’s legacy that he would continue. That’s why I chose Bob,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Raila Odinga said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “My condolences go out to friends and family of Mr Bob Collymore as well as the Safaricom fraternity. Bob served our country with dedication and sustained us as a communication hub in Africa. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Gideon Moi said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “Even as the company remained the most profitable, breaking new grounds in innovation that changed the lives of her clients, Bob remained simple and focused,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Anyang Nyongo said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “Bob had become an integral face of the fight to make cancer management accessible to all,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Michael Joseph said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “We have been very fortunate and lucky to have him. Bob understood what the DNA of Safaricom was all about and took it to another level,” “We all experienced his enthusiasm, greatness and affinity with people. I think this is what has driven this company,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Jeff Koinange said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “We had known this was coming; Bob had informed us. So we knew that he wasn’t gonna last very long. He had been told by his doctors not to make any long-term plans. In fact, he was told that if he makes it past July, he would be lucky,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Gideon Moi said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “Collymore, a corporate leader par excellence, had profound impact on the lives of Kenyans by the revolutionary and innovations in the telecommunications sector as he steered Safaricom,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : "It is with deep sadness that I have this morning received news of the death of Safaricom CEO Mr. Bob Collymore after years of battling cancer. As a country, we've lost a distinguished corporate leader whose contribution to our national wellbeing will be missed," External link

standardmedia Monday, July 1, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “It is with deep sadness that I have this morning received news of the death of Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore after years of battling cancer. As a country, we’ve lost a distinguished corporate leader whose contribution to our national wellbeing will be missed,” External link

capitalfm Monday, July 1, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : "It is with deep sadness that I have this morning received news of the death of Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore after years of battling cancer. As a country, we've lost a distinguished corporate leader whose contribution to our national wellbeing will be missed," External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 1, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

William Ruto said ( about Bob Collymore ) : "He steered the company to new heights and contributed immensely to the evolution of Kenya's corporate scene. Collymore was exemplary, brilliant and courageous, especially in the manner he battled cancer. Condolences to his family, colleagues and friends," External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 1, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Gideon Moi alisema ( about Bob Collymore ) : "Ningependa kutuma risala zangu na kwa niaba ya familia yangu kwa familia ya Collymore, rafiki na wafanyakazi wa Safaricom wakati huu wa majonzi," External link

tuko Monday, July 1, 2019 12:03:00 PM EAT

William Ruto added ( about Bob Collymore ) : “Collymore was exemplary, brilliant and courageous, especially in the manner he battled cancer,” External link

capitalfm Monday, July 1, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “It is with deep sadness that I have this morning received news of the death of Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore after years of battling cancer. As a country, we've lost a distinguished corporate leader whose contribution to our national wellbeing will be missed,” External link

theCitizen Monday, July 1, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “It is with deep sadness that I have this morning received news of the death of Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore after years of battling cancer. As a country, we've lost a distinguished corporate leader whose contribution to our national wellbeing will be missed,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 1, 2019 10:39:00 AM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “It is with deep sadness that I have this morning received news of the death of Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore after years of battling cancer. As a country, we've lost a distinguished corporate leader whose contribution to our national wellbeing will be missed,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, July 1, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “It is with deep sadness that I have this morning received news of the death of Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore after years of battling cancer. As a country, we’ve lost a distinguished corporate leader whose contribution to our national wellbeing will be missed,” External link

capitalfm Monday, July 1, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Rais Uhuru Kenyatta alisema ( about Bob Collymore ) : ''Ni huzuni kuwa asubuhi hii nimepokea taarifa za kifo cha Mkurugenzi wa Safaricom bwana Bob Collymore baada ya miaka kadhaa ya kupambana na saratani.Nchi imepoteza kiongozi ambaye mchango wake kwa Kenya utakumbukwa,'' External link

bbc-swahili Monday, July 1, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Rais Uhuru Kenyatta alisema ( about Bob Collymore ) : ''Ni huzuni kuwa asubuhi hii nimepokea taarifa za kifo cha Mkurugenzi wa Safaricom bwana Bob Collymore baada ya miaka kadhaa ya kupambana na saratani.Nchi imepoteza kiongozi ambaye mchango wake kwa Kenya utakumbukwa,'' External link

bbc-swahili Monday, July 1, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “It is with deep sadness that I have this morning received news of the death of Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore after years of battling cancer. As a country, we've lost a distinguished corporate leader whose contribution to our national wellbeing will be missed,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 1, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

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Bob Collymore

Last updated on 2017-10-05T16:08+0300.

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Bob Collymore told : “a bit more of a threat if we come in as a mobile operator” External link

AddisFortune Friday, August 23, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore alisema : “Kisha unaangalia vya kuchagua. Wajua mimi ni mmoja wa watu wanaoamini nikifa, hakika nataka mwili wangu uteketezweharaka iwezekanavyo,” External link

tuko Sunday, August 4, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “The protagonists in this new story of corruption are the private sector, who are contributing to as much as 70 per cent of the fraud taking place in the continent,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “I had been feeling unwell for some time. I noticed a strange thingI noticed a pain in the bones of my shin, which is not something you experience unless you kick something hard,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 5, 2019 4:19:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “There is something urgent I wanted to tell you, but I guess it can wait. But I just wanted to tell you, I made you a promise that I'd hang on for another year or so in the company (Safaricom), but I think I'm going to break that promise” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 5, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “I have something quite urgent I would like to discuss with you,” “The promise I made you, that I will hang on for another year at Safaricom, I think I am going to break it” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 5, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore replied : “No, I have given up. I have tried everything ... and I have accepted that my time has come,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 5, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore responded : “My chapter is closed and I have accepted my fate. So what I want to know is what the future of this company is. What’s going to happen?” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 5, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “There are little things you can do to make a big difference,” External link

nation-ke Friday, July 5, 2019 10:33:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore responding : “the only thing you can do for me is you make sure you all take care of Wambui and the kids. That’s all I want, I’m not interested in anything else” External link

capitalfm Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore told : “Of course we are a large player and it is obvious why we have become a large player. We have invested heavily with 35 per cent of the funds coming from the Kenyan taxpayers. What we have always fought against is to automatically declare us dominant because we control more than 50 per of the market and then automatically give us what we consider as penalties; requiring us to submit our promotional stuff for public consultations before we roll them out and the regulator never agreed with that,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, July 4, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore told : "He gave me his contacts and that is how we started out father-daughter relationship" External link

thestarkenya Thursday, July 4, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore told : "He gave me his contacts and that is how we started out father-daughter relationship" External link

thestarkenya Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “I was thinking, had I not been a Safaricom or Vodacom employee, it would have been difficult for sure,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “I don’t know about this heaven and earth thing, but I truly hope there is a life after death,” External link

kenyan-post Wednesday, July 3, 2019 5:35:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore alinukuliwa : “Nikijaliwa kuishi kwa siku tatu zaidi nitakuwa na bahati. Dumisheni umoja, simameni na mke wangu Wambui nikiondoka,” External link

mwananchi Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:19:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore wrote : "Sorry about this, it should not be your experience. Please give us a chance to fix it, you will not regret it. Can you DM your details to @Safaricom_Care," External link

kenyan-post Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:56:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore wrote : "Sorry about this, it should not be your experience. Please give us a chance to fix it, you will not regret it. Can you DM your details to @Safaricom_Care," External link

kenyan-post Tuesday, July 2, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “Hi Eric, you did well to apologise. I do not think you did anything wrong. My friend Richard Branson once did a launch while clothless and we all chuckled and moved on. Comedy is a tricky area where you have to push the boundaries from time to time and go beyond pulling funny faces and doing silly voices,” External link

tuko Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:25:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “I had been feeling unwell for some time. I noticed a strange thingI noticed a pain in the bones of my shin, which is not something you experience unless you kick something hard,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore told : “Of course we are a large player and it is obvious why we have become a large player. We have invested heavily with 35 per cent of the funds coming from the Kenyan taxpayers. What we have always fought against is to automatically declare us dominant because we control more than 50 per of the market and then automatically give us what we consider as penalties; requiring us to submit our promotional stuff for public consultations before we roll them out and the regulator never agreed with that,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “Eventually, we want to move them away from being sub-contractors and become direct contractors,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “I finally went to a doctor here in Nairobi who said I think you are Vitamin D deficient. I will give you supplements,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, July 2, 2019 6:56:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “I thought, are you crazy? There is a company to be managed back home, and there is family and stuff,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore told : “So I said look, let me go see a proper doctor,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “He (doctor) said, I don’t know what the problem is, but I need some more tests, so I need to admit you. It was actually the first time I had ever been admitted in hospital,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “I had been feeling unwell for some time. I noticed a strange thingI noticed a pain in the bones of my shin, which is not something you experience unless you kick something hard,” External link

standardmedia Monday, July 1, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “We are pleased with the strong results we have delivered for the year, building on our long track record of delivering relevant products and putting the customer first. We foresee continued growth in the future,” External link

capitalfm Monday, July 1, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “I look forward to being back in action in Nairobi soon,” External link

capitalfm Monday, July 1, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “We are pleased with the strong results we have delivered for the year, building on our long track record of delivering relevant products and putting the customer first. We foresee continued growth in the future,” External link

capitalfm Monday, July 1, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “Among his biggest achievements include [sic] leading the cross-functional team responsible for the relocation of our servers from Germany, bringing M-Pesa home in April 2015,” “The relocation gave us better control of the platform and freedom to innovate around our customers’ needs, translating into the launch of revolutionary products such as M-Pesa Global and Fuliza” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, June 24, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “We believe that the Sustainable Development Goals provide the opportunity to really engage in a purpose-driven business, and business that is both sustainable and inclusive,” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, June 17, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore answers : “Am I worried about it? No,” “My view on the merger is that it will create a stronger player and I think that is good for the market. We’ve never really focused on the competition, we focus rather on the consumer” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Tuesday, June 4, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “In a year where macro issues weighed on customer choice, we continued to generate positive momentum. We achieved this by focusing on the customer, investing in the quality of our service, the performance of our network and creating differentiated customer experiences,” External link

kenyastar Saturday, June 1, 2019 11:09:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “Cyber security is my number one challenge. The threats come from many sources such as terrorists, criminal activity, hacktivists, insiders and nation states,” External link

kenyastar Friday, May 31, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “Cyber security is my number one challenge. The threats come from many sources such as terrorists, criminal activity, hacktivists, insiders and nation states,” External link

standardmedia Friday, May 31, 2019 12:40:00 AM EAT

Bob Collymore said : “In a year where macro issues weighed on customer choice, we continued to generate positive momentum. We achieved this by focusing on the customer, investing in the quality of our service, the performance of our network and creating differentiated customer experiences,” External link

EastAfrican Wednesday, May 29, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT



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chief executive officer11.64%EN10/30/201730/10/2017
officer2.50%EN10/30/201730/10/2017
directeur général0.38%FR09/26/201726/09/2017
head0.13%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
member0.38%EN07/30/201730/07/2017
pdg0.13%FR06/29/201729/06/2017
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african business leader0.13%EN09/21/201621/09/2016
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chief executive of kenya0.38%EN08/08/201608/08/2016
safaricom limited chief executive officer0.75%EN07/29/201629/07/2016
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director0.25%EN06/17/201617/06/2016
chief operating officer0.50%EN03/10/201510/03/2015
ceo safaricom limited0.38%EN12/19/201319/12/2013
patron0.13%FR12/04/201204/12/2012
Names Lang Count
Bob CollymoreEN83.44%
Bob CollymoreFR13.94%
BOB COLLYMOREEN2.40%
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Michael Joseph said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “When Bob passed on quite suddenly and unexpectedly that meant we had to hasten this succession plan,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, August 30, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Joseph said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “We did not execute the decision because there was a concern whether the successor of Bob should be a Kenyan,” External link

EastAfrican Monday, July 8, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Michael Joseph said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “Safaricom is a Kenyan company and quite rightly it should have a Kenyan CEO. But it’s a special company. The successor to Bob would have to be somebody with special characteristics, who understands the DNA of Safaricom,” External link

EastAfrican Monday, July 8, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Peter Kenneth said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “He (Collymore) eventually went into his whisky store and opened a very special reserve blended whisky that he had saved many years for a special guest. He insisted we become the special guests and he insisted that we all share the whisky even for those who do not drink whisky,” External link

kenyan-post Saturday, July 6, 2019 6:19:00 PM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : "I asked him, Bob, why are you calling me at 2 o'clock in the morning?" External link

standardmedia Friday, July 5, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “I spent three hours with Bob, where he told me about his vision for Safaricom and the country. We talked about how to deal with the moral fabric of society that has collapsed” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 5, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Michael Joseph said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “Bob and I agreed that whoever would survive the other, they would read this poem at the other’s funeralI am genuinely sad and heartbroken to be the one reading this poem today,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 5, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “I am certain Bob loved Kenya. He loved it like his own country, and Bob loved his wife and children dearly. We have lost a friend; we have lost a part of our soul,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 5, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Peter Kenneth said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “Last week on Tuesday we met at Bob’s house as usual we had dinner after that he went in his whiskey bar and brought a Whiskey that he had reserved for so many years saying it was a special gift. That day he saw us off individually not knowing that that was the last day to have Bob in our boys’ club meetings,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “Bob Collymore told me that he had tried everything and accepted that his time had come,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Peter Kenneth added ( about Bob Collymore ) : “In our next meeting we will raise our glasses and toast for Bob since he lived a fulfilling life as we cherish his memories,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Michael Joseph said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “Bob was the bravest man I have ever met, with enormous sense of humour, he never wanted anyone to worry about him,” External link

kenyan-post Thursday, July 4, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : "I asked him: Bob, why are you calling me at 2 o'clock in the morning?" External link

thestarkenya Thursday, July 4, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Nick Read remarked ( about Bob Collymore ) : “What I saw under Bob’s leadership can only be described as remarkable, He gradually developed his own vision; a vision that moved from a highly successful telecoms company to a purpose-led digital platform powering the Kenyan economy and improving the lives of everyone in the society,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Joseph explained ( about Bob Collymore ) : “So with Bob going so suddenly it precipitated many things and one of them was the board deciding to temporary putting me as interim CEO,” External link

kenyan-post Wednesday, July 3, 2019 3:27:00 PM EAT

Patrick Bitature said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “At Simba Group we convey our deepest condolences to the family, friends and entire staff of Safaricom for the loss of their visionary CEO Mr. Bob Collymore,” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, July 2, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Mar Michael said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “I pushed for Bob to be on that shortlist. He wasn’t the favourite candidate at the time, but I pushed for Bob because he understood the DNA of Safaricom. He understood what we were all about: we were not just a mobile phone company, we were much bigger than that,” External link

theCitizen Tuesday, July 2, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Michael Joseph said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “I pushed for Bob to be on that shortlist. He wasn’t the favourite candidate at the time, but I pushed for Bob because he understood the DNA of Safaricom. He understood what we were all about: we were not just a mobile phone company, we were much bigger than that,” External link

theCitizen Tuesday, July 2, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Mar Michael said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “This country believed in Safaricom; we were part of everybody’s life. Bob understood that and I knew that Bob would continue with the legacy of Safaricom, not just my legacy. It was my legacy, but the company’s legacy that he would continue. That’s why I chose Bob,” External link

theCitizen Tuesday, July 2, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Michael Joseph said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “This country believed in Safaricom; we were part of everybody’s life. Bob understood that and I knew that Bob would continue with the legacy of Safaricom, not just my legacy. It was my legacy, but the company’s legacy that he would continue. That’s why I chose Bob,” External link

theCitizen Tuesday, July 2, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Mar Michael said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “I pushed for Bob to be on that shortlist. He wasn’t the favourite candidate at the time, but I pushed for Bob because he understood the DNA of Safaricom. He understood what we were all about: we were not just a mobile phone company, we were much bigger than that,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Michael Joseph said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “I pushed for Bob to be on that shortlist. He wasn’t the favourite candidate at the time, but I pushed for Bob because he understood the DNA of Safaricom. He understood what we were all about: we were not just a mobile phone company, we were much bigger than that,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Mar Michael said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “This country believed in Safaricom; we were part of everybody’s life. Bob understood that and I knew that Bob would continue with the legacy of Safaricom, not just my legacy. It was my legacy, but the company’s legacy that he would continue. That’s why I chose Bob,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Michael Joseph said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “This country believed in Safaricom; we were part of everybody’s life. Bob understood that and I knew that Bob would continue with the legacy of Safaricom, not just my legacy. It was my legacy, but the company’s legacy that he would continue. That’s why I chose Bob,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Raila Odinga said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “My condolences go out to friends and family of Mr Bob Collymore as well as the Safaricom fraternity. Bob served our country with dedication and sustained us as a communication hub in Africa. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Gideon Moi said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “Even as the company remained the most profitable, breaking new grounds in innovation that changed the lives of her clients, Bob remained simple and focused,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Anyang Nyongo said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “Bob had become an integral face of the fight to make cancer management accessible to all,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Michael Joseph said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “We have been very fortunate and lucky to have him. Bob understood what the DNA of Safaricom was all about and took it to another level,” “We all experienced his enthusiasm, greatness and affinity with people. I think this is what has driven this company,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Jeff Koinange said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “We had known this was coming; Bob had informed us. So we knew that he wasn’t gonna last very long. He had been told by his doctors not to make any long-term plans. In fact, he was told that if he makes it past July, he would be lucky,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Gideon Moi said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “Collymore, a corporate leader par excellence, had profound impact on the lives of Kenyans by the revolutionary and innovations in the telecommunications sector as he steered Safaricom,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : "It is with deep sadness that I have this morning received news of the death of Safaricom CEO Mr. Bob Collymore after years of battling cancer. As a country, we've lost a distinguished corporate leader whose contribution to our national wellbeing will be missed," External link

standardmedia Monday, July 1, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “It is with deep sadness that I have this morning received news of the death of Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore after years of battling cancer. As a country, we’ve lost a distinguished corporate leader whose contribution to our national wellbeing will be missed,” External link

capitalfm Monday, July 1, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : "It is with deep sadness that I have this morning received news of the death of Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore after years of battling cancer. As a country, we've lost a distinguished corporate leader whose contribution to our national wellbeing will be missed," External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 1, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

William Ruto said ( about Bob Collymore ) : "He steered the company to new heights and contributed immensely to the evolution of Kenya's corporate scene. Collymore was exemplary, brilliant and courageous, especially in the manner he battled cancer. Condolences to his family, colleagues and friends," External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 1, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Gideon Moi alisema ( about Bob Collymore ) : "Ningependa kutuma risala zangu na kwa niaba ya familia yangu kwa familia ya Collymore, rafiki na wafanyakazi wa Safaricom wakati huu wa majonzi," External link

tuko Monday, July 1, 2019 12:03:00 PM EAT

William Ruto added ( about Bob Collymore ) : “Collymore was exemplary, brilliant and courageous, especially in the manner he battled cancer,” External link

capitalfm Monday, July 1, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “It is with deep sadness that I have this morning received news of the death of Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore after years of battling cancer. As a country, we've lost a distinguished corporate leader whose contribution to our national wellbeing will be missed,” External link

theCitizen Monday, July 1, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “It is with deep sadness that I have this morning received news of the death of Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore after years of battling cancer. As a country, we've lost a distinguished corporate leader whose contribution to our national wellbeing will be missed,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 1, 2019 10:39:00 AM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “It is with deep sadness that I have this morning received news of the death of Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore after years of battling cancer. As a country, we've lost a distinguished corporate leader whose contribution to our national wellbeing will be missed,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, July 1, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “It is with deep sadness that I have this morning received news of the death of Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore after years of battling cancer. As a country, we’ve lost a distinguished corporate leader whose contribution to our national wellbeing will be missed,” External link

capitalfm Monday, July 1, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Rais Uhuru Kenyatta alisema ( about Bob Collymore ) : ''Ni huzuni kuwa asubuhi hii nimepokea taarifa za kifo cha Mkurugenzi wa Safaricom bwana Bob Collymore baada ya miaka kadhaa ya kupambana na saratani.Nchi imepoteza kiongozi ambaye mchango wake kwa Kenya utakumbukwa,'' External link

bbc-swahili Monday, July 1, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Rais Uhuru Kenyatta alisema ( about Bob Collymore ) : ''Ni huzuni kuwa asubuhi hii nimepokea taarifa za kifo cha Mkurugenzi wa Safaricom bwana Bob Collymore baada ya miaka kadhaa ya kupambana na saratani.Nchi imepoteza kiongozi ambaye mchango wake kwa Kenya utakumbukwa,'' External link

bbc-swahili Monday, July 1, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Bob Collymore ) : “It is with deep sadness that I have this morning received news of the death of Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore after years of battling cancer. As a country, we've lost a distinguished corporate leader whose contribution to our national wellbeing will be missed,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 1, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT