The CEO's being interviewed by Jeff Koinange

Jeff Koinange keeps wish that Bob Collymore asked him on live TV

The late Bob Collymore truly left an impression on his friend Jeff Koinange, such that Jeff cannot stop talking about him. Yesterday on his JKL show, the man with boombox voice revealed a request that the late CEO had asked him to keep.

Bob Collymore with Jeff Koinange 2
Bob Collymore with Jeff Koinange

That request was that he host top female corporate leaders on his show JKLive. Jeff hosted Jane Karuku, Managing Director (MD) Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL), Rita Kavashe (MD Isuzu EA) and Serah Katusia (MD MediaCom).

The CEO's being interviewed by Jeff Koinange
The CEO’s being interviewed by Jeff Koinange

He said;

This is why Rita is here. I made a promise to my good friend, the late Safaricom CEO, Bob Collymore, that I bring some top women CEOs to the bench. Here we are. So Bob, wherever you are, we are now even.

In a previous interview, Bob had pitched the idea to his close friend Jeff telling him;

Promise me that you will do that. I have some top women leaders at Safaricom, Debrah and Rita. They have a lot to share. We have Anastacia, Angela, and many others.

Bob Collymore with Jeff Koinange
Jeff Koinange interviewing Bob Collymore on his show

The sad truth is that Bob wouldn’t be present to see his request fulfilled. The great thing about the interview was that the female CEO’s recognised what a brilliant leader Bob was, with KBL Managing Director, Jane Karuku, saying;

When we look at ourselves, we hope to leave an impact in society just like Collymore did.

The CEO's being interviewed by Jeff Koinange
The CEO’s being interviewed by Jeff Koinange

Ms. Katusia added by saying;

Bob Collymore created a brand that has a purpose. That is what he left us.

Bob Collymore had a reputation as a CEO who would hire people based on skill rather than on educational credentials alone. Bob himself went up the ranks without the benefit of papers but with grit, skill, talent and perseverance.

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