Safaricom chairman John Ngumi has departed the operator only months after joining the company.

Ngumi has departed the operator to focus on green energy projects across Africa, according to Bloomberg.

– Getty Images

Ngumi only started his role at Safaricom on August 1, 2022, but only lasted a few months in his role at the Kenyan-based telco.

His successor is expected to be named in the coming weeks.

Ngumi stepped into the role, replacing Michael Joseph, who has since spearheaded the operator's entry into the Ethiopian market as Safaricom Ethiopia.

Before joining Safaricom, Ngumi he was the chairman of Kenya Pipeline Company, a state-owned cooperation and spent decades working in the banking industry.

Get a monthly roundup of Workforce & Skills news, direct to your inbox.