Monday, June 09, 2008

Who is Michael Joseph? Safaricom CEO highlights the promise—and peril—of doing business in Africa

Mr Joseph was picked for the Kenyan job because he lacked the finishing-school polish required to be a European boss. In some ways it was a homecoming. A self-described “Bolshevik character” in his South African youth, he fled the country in the 1980s when the strictures of apartheid tightened. He had made his name there as a “network man”. When Mr Joseph arrived at Safaricom in 2000, the company had 20,000 customers.....READ MORE CLICK



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