John Barorot, ex-Safaricom CTO, rejoins Telkom Kenya as CTIO

Telkom Kenya has today formally announced its management changes, a development that has seen Aldo Mareuse coming in as the new CEO, taking over from Vincent Lobry who has taken up another role at Orange Group.

In the new changes, John Barorot has been appointed as the firm’s Chief Technology and Information Office (CTIO), a move that will see him effectively take on the roles of both the CTO and CIO at the telco.

Barorot rejoins Telkom Kenya where he started his career before later serving in senior management positions at various firms including Safaricom where he was the CTO till 2011. He later joined  Airtel Kenya as Network Director. He has also served on the boards of Mumias Sugar Company and Equity Bank’s mobile money transfer unit Finserve Africa as director. He replaces Jean Marie Garcia who has also left Telkom Kenya following the Orange exit.

Telkom Kenya has also reorganised its structure into four business divisions – Mobile, Fixed, WholeSale and Real Estate.


George Kebaso Mokogi, the company’s incumbent Chief Carrier Services Officer becomes head of the Wholesale Division.


Amer Atwi joins the company to Head of the Mobile Business Division. Prior to this appointment, Amer was the Managing Director at COMIUM, a mobile telecoms operator in Gambia. He also previously worked in various positions at LibanCell, a mobile operator in Lebanon.

The Heads of Fixed and Real Estate Business Divisions will be named in due course.

Telkom Kenya will still have Chiefs of different departments. The four units will he headed by General Managers who will handle main revenue streams while Support units remain as they were. All the new MDs report to the CEO.

The company’s Chief Finance Officer – Francois Bresson – has been confirmed in his role of CFO.

Steven Evans has been appointed Executive Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and will take over the executive responsibilities for Strategy. Steven has over 20 years of experience in senior management in the mobile telecommunications sector. He was CEO at Etisalat Nigeria between 2008 and 2013 and CEO of BT Mobile in the UK between 2004 and 2007.

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