Robert Ngeru has finally been given matching orders at Samsung East and Central Africa office. The outspoken Samsung boss was shown the door after internal investigations by sleuths from Samsung headquarters found him complicit in various fraudulent transactions which saw the company loose more than $24million.
Before being sacked, Samsung headquarters tasked Ghiyeon Kim, Jung Hyun and Yunkun Num to lead the investigations on the actions of Robert Ngeru, especially in regards to a company called Jayden Limited (named after Ngeru’s daughter), Orchid Resources Management and Alsaa Investment Limited.
The three companies were removed from the list of vendors and blacklisted from ever doing business with Samsung. Some of those who were sacked with Ngeru include the HR Manager Mr Mugo Mukunya and Danish Oyugi. However, the illegal activities of Ngeru and his cohorts at Samsung East and Central Africa led to the earlier departure of the IT Head Manoj Changarampatt.
Mr Ngeru was also accused of paying kickbacks to various business partners including government employees. 4 employees complained to the Samsung headquarters in Seoul South Korea leading to the launching of investigations.
During the investigations, Robert Ngeru lost powers to make approvals on any of the regional transactions as well as the Business-to-Business portfolio which was given to Mr Nandan Nair.
Samsung’s local office dealt with the products from the IT and Mobile, Consumer Electronics and Device Solutions divisions. It managed the marketing and distribution of the televisions, mobile phones, Refrigerators, Printers, health equipment and digital home appliances.
Samsung headquarters decided to relieve Ngeru and others without much drama but the employees at the regional office are relieved as most of them hated the underhand dealings.