Dilip Pal

Dilip Pal

Dilip, who joined Safaricom as the Chief Finance Officer in November 2020, has more than 31 years of experience in finance, spanning various industries including telecoms, financial services, fast-moving FMCG and Engineering in international and multi-cultural environments.

Dilip has a proven track record of building competent teams, improving performance, business turnaround, simplification, and digitization. His division is responsible for the overall financial planning, management, and oversight of the organization. Previously, he was the CFO of DTAC Thailand, a part of the Telenor Group, since 2017. Prior to DTAC, he was the CFO of Grameenphone Bangladesh, a role that he held for three years. Before Grameenphone, Dilip held various finance roles in Vodafone India in Mumbai, rising to the role of EVP Finance. He has also held senior finance roles in other organizations, namely Hutchinson Essar, Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages and Tata Tinplate.

Dilip has held board positions in various institutions including Carousell, Singapore (leading online classified company of South Asia), Tele Assets, Thailand (DTAC subsidiary), Accenture Bangladesh (joint venture of Accenture and Telenor), Indus Tower (JV with Bharti Airtel and Idea) and Vodafone Essar Spacetel Limited (Vodafone India subsidiary).

Dilip holds a master’s in commerce from Calcutta University, Bachelor of Commerce from Goennka College of Commerce. He is Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Cost Accountant from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India

In his capacity as the CFO, he is a director in the Safaricom subsidiaries including: Comtec Training and Management Services Limited; Comtec Integration Systems Limited; Flexible Bandwidth Services Limited; One Communications Limited; Instaconnect Limited; East Africa Tower Company Limited; DigiFarm Kenya Limited; Safaricom Money Transfer Services and M-PESA Africa Limited.