Sylvia Mulinge was born in Nairobi County in 1977 and was raised in Nakuru County. She is the firstborn child of five, with her father being an engineer and her mother who worked in a bank.
Mulinge attended St. Xavier's Primary School and Mary Mount Secondary School in Nakuru before moving to Nairobi. She pursued her higher education at the University of Nairobi, graduating with honors in Food Science and Technology in 2000.
Mulinge began her career at Unilever in 2004 as a management trainee and steadily climbed the ranks to become a brand manager. In 2006, she joined Safaricom, a telecommunications company, where she would spend close to two decades.
In 2009, she was promoted to head of Safaricom Business Sales, a position she held until 2011 when she became the General Manager of Enterprise Business.
Mulinge further ascended the corporate ladder in 2015, assuming the role of Director of Consumer Business. Her career reached a pinnacle in April 2018 when she was appointed as the CEO-designate for Vodacom Tanzania, succeeding Ian Ferrao.
However, her work visa application was declined by Tanzanian authorities in September 2018, leading to her reassignment as the Director of Special Projects at Safaricom on October 1, 2018.
In 2018, Mulinge was promoted to Chief Consumer Officer at Safaricom, a position she held until 2021 when she transitioned to Chief Consumer Business Officer.
She continued to excel in her roles until her departure from the company in 2022 to assume the position of Chief Executive Officer at MTN Uganda, a telecommunications company.
Sylvia Mulinge is a proud mother of two children named Jasmine and Jason.
While Sylvia Mulinge's exact net worth is not publicly disclosed, her extensive career in the corporate sector for over two decades has undoubtedly garnered substantial wealth.