East Africa: EABC Mourns Death of Telecommunications Leader Robert Collymore

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore, who died on July 1, 2019.
1 July 2019
East African Business Council
press release

Arusha — The East African Business Council (EABC) Board of Directors and Management convey our deepest sympathy to the family, friends and the entire team of Safaricom Plc. for the loss of the legendary telecom business champion Mr. Robert (Bob) Collymore.

Words cannot express enough this tragic loss of Mr. Robert (Bob) Collymore who has positively transformed the East African telecommunication industry, making Safaricom Plc. to be one of the most prominent and profitable companies in East Africa. He was an intelligent, innovative and courageous telecommunication industry leader and champion. As a member of EABC, he re-energized optimism in regional integration by spearheading One Network Area in the EAC, which led to a reduction in the cost of doing business in particular, elimination of telecommunication roaming charges in the Republics of Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan.

His passing is a great loss to the East African business community, the people of East Africa and those who strongly believe in borderless East Africa. It is our duty to follow his footsteps and vision for the growth and prosperity for the East African people.

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family, friends and the entire team of Safaricom Plc.

Hon.Peter Mathuki, Chief Executive Officer

East African Business Council (EABC)

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