Bob Collymore, the chief executive of one East Africa’s most successful companies, Safaricom, has died, the company has announced.
In a brief statement the Kenyan company said he died of cancer on Monday morning at his home.
“In October 2017, Bob proceeded to the UK to receive treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia and returned in July 2018 to resume duties,” it adds.
He was receiving treatment since then but “in recent weeks his condition worsened”.
Mr Collymore became Safaricom’s chief executive in 2010 and helped maintain the company as the regional leader in mobile services, including the payment system Mpesa.