Head of Strategic Partnerships and Ventures, Safaricom PLC Ltd
Veronica is an accomplished Corporate Innovation Executive with a track record of performance coupled with International experience having held Senior Management roles in Europe, Middle East and Africa, where her responsibility spanned at any time between 17-24 country markets with top tier firms in the ICT sector such as Zain, Airtel, Safaricom. Most recently, as the Head of Strategic Partnerships and Ventures at Safaricom, she is responsible for building Strategic Partnerships and undertaking Investments (through the Safaricom Spark Venture Fund) that fuel both Telco and non-Telco innovation and solve customer problems at speed and scale, while unlocking New Digital Revenue Streams and/or Businesses. Veronica establishes the key link between Safaricom and industry players at the forefront of Innovation. She is a Board member of Eneza and a member of the National Innovation Advisory Committee of the Kenya National Innovation Agency. She has been honored with various industry awards and is a champion of Safaricom Women In Technology and Safaricom Women in Business. Veronica has a B.Sc. (Information Science – ICT), First Class Honors and an MBA. She is married with 4 children and has a passion for helping the youth achieve their full potential by empowering them in business and technology.