Robert Collymore Biography, Age, Death Cause, Net Worth

Robert Collymore
Robert Collymore

Bob Collymore was a British businessman currently living and working in Kenya. He was the chief executive officer of Safaricom, a multinational telecommunications company.

Robert Collymore Biography

British businessman Bob Collymore was born in 1958 and died on 1 July 2019. He has died at the age of 61.

Robert was born in Guyana and raised by his grandparents there. At the age of 16, he moved to join his mother in the United Kingdom, attending Selhurst High School.

Upon leaving school, he was offered a place at Warwick University but had to turn this down as he was ineligible for funding.


Robert, worked in various positions in the telecommunications industry in the UK, including work for Cellnet, Dixons Retail and Vodafone UK.

He moved to Japan to manage the integration of J-Phone into the Vodafone Group In 2003. In 2006 he became the governance director for Africa at Vodafone and subsidiary Safaricom. In 2010 he was appointed a chief executive officer of Safaricom.

Personal life

Robert Collymore married his third wife, Wambui Kamiru, on 2 April 2016 in an invitation-only wedding at an upmarket residence in Kitisuru, Nairobi.

Collymore met Kamiru in Nairobi during a fundraiser for survivors of the Loreto Convent Msongari school bus crash that occurred in July 2011.

Wambui was part of the event in her capacity as an alumnus and Collymore was there representing Safaricom Foundation with fundraising. Collymore had two stepdaughters from his wife’s first marriage to Joseph Kinyua.

Net Worth

Robert Collymore receiving 10 Million Salary /monthly

Illness and death Cause

He traveled to the United Kingdom in October 2017 to receive treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. He returned to Kenya in July 2018 to resume his duties as CEO of Safaricom while undergoing treatment at a number of hospitals.

His condition worsened in June 2019, and he died at his home on the morning of 1 July 2019.