Ex-ONO exec Alden to head Wananchi

Kenya’s Wananchi Group Holdings, the operator of the ZUKU pay-TV brand, has announced the appointment of Richard Alden as new Group CEO of the regional media and ICT company.

Alden, who previously served as the group’s chief operating officer, takes over from Richard Bell, who has overseen the growth of the company over the last two and a half years. Bell will take a new role as a Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board.

Alden brings 20 years of experience in the TMT industries in emerging markets in Europe and South America. From 1998 to 2009, he was the chief executive officer and a founding director of Spanish cable telco ONO. He was also the CFO of Groupe Videotron.

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