Telkom Appoints Catherine Olaka as its Chief Human Resources Officer

Telkom Kenya has announced the appointment of Catherine Olaka as its Chief Human Resources Officer.

Catherine is a HR generalist with a record spanning 20 plus years

Ms. Olaka has experience within the ICT and Financial Service sectors. Prior to joining Telkom, she was the Chief Talent Officer at Tigo Tanzania, responsible for the firm’s HR function.

She also previously worked at Uganda Commercial Bank, after its acquisition by Standard Bank of South Africa and Standard Chartered Bank.

She was the previous Hub HR Director at Ericsson Kenya Limited where she transferred 600 employees across 6 countries within the region, following the award of a managed services deal to Ericsson by Airtel.

Catherine is a Certified Executive Coach from the Association of Executive Coaches of the UK. She also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Maastricht School of Management in The Netherlands, as well as a post graduate Diploma in HR.

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Written by Cyrus

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