NAIROBI, Kenya, October 26 – When Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa is not in the office, you will find him in an exotic travel destination.
As the head of Kenya’s most profitable telecommunications company, he enjoys relaxing on white sand beaches, soaking up the sun and climbing mountains.
Traveling allows him to relax while reflecting on his accomplishments.
Speaking during a breakfast meeting with journalists and influencers in Nairobi, Ndegwa said Watamu was his favorite travel destination in Kenya.
Watamu is a popular travel destination on the coast of Kenya in County Kilifi.
Its unspoiled beaches attract local and international tourists every year to experience its beauty.
For nature lovers, being surrounded by lush rainforest as well as protected areas such as Watamu National Park and Arabuko Sokoke National Park is welcome.
It is also home to the best resorts in the country such as Hemingways, Kobe Suite Resort among others with prices per night around Sh40,000.
Outside of Kenya, Ndegwa enjoys traveling to Mauritius, an island in the Indian Ocean.
The country offers a wide variety of activities for tourists, from the beach, exotic nature and wildlife to resorts.
Ndegwa has a distinguished career in the private sector having worked with large multinationals in Africa and Europe.
Some of the companies he has worked with include PricewaterhouseCoopers, East African Breweries Limited, Diageo and now Safaricom.
In 2019, Safaricom appointed Ndegwa as its new CEO, replacing Michael Joseph who served in the role on an interim basis after the death of Bob Collymore.
He then joined the company from Diageo PLC where he served as Managing Director, Continental Europe.
Outside of the African subcontinent, his top travel destinations are the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Jamaica, Indonesia, and Italy.
However, his favorite continent is Asia, which he says is hot.
So far, Ndegwa has visited around 60 countries.