Telkom Kenya appoints new Corporate Communications Head

Ms Maureen Sande: Telkom Kenya's new head of corporate communications.
Ms Maureen Sande: Telkom Kenya’s new head of corporate communications.

Nairobi, April 3, 2013: Integrated telecommunications services provider Telkom Kenya has appointed Ms. Maureen Sande as its Chief Corporate Communications Officer, with effect from January 14, 2013,bringing a wealth of experience and talent to her new posting with the company.

“Maureen comes to us with more than 10 years experience in the Corporate Communications profession, Sponsorships and CSR fields,” said company CEO, Mickael Ghossein. “As our new principal PR officer, we will look to her to enhance our Communications function and to interface with our stakeholders to help better address mutual concerns.”

Maureen’s resume includes serving in a similar capacity, as her new posting, at the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Prior to the IFC, Maureen worked with British American Tobacco as its Head of Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility (East & Central Africa). She has also worked for UNAIDS and Ogilvy Public Relations Kenya, in various capacities in the Public Relations field.

Surveying the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, Maureen sees a wealth of possibilities in her new role; “Over the years, the business has grown as a Telco that is keen on revolutionising the industry by identifying strategic niches and positions to better improve its service and product offering. It is now, therefore my role to further exploit strategic avenues and channels of communication and engagement, contributing to a strengthened value proposition to all our stakeholders.”

Ms. Sande holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from Daystar University, a Diploma in French from Alliance Française and certification in Leadership Development from the Gordon Institute of Business Science – University of Pretoria. She is also a member of the Public Relations Society of Kenya and a career mentor on various universities’ programmes.