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Airtel Kenya appoints new managing director

25 March 2014, 17:21 Nechesa Chemoi

Nairobi - Adil El Youssefi has been announced Airtel Kenya’s new Managing Director starting mid next month.

Youssefi will take over from Shivan Bhargava who will be moving on at the end of the financial year, having opted to return to India at the end of his contract in Kenya.

Youssefi joins Airtel from the Millicom group in Ghana where he has been the General Manager since June 2012.

“Shivan has turned around the Kenya operation into a profitable business over the last three years and built a strong foundation for sustainable growth into the future with innovative services and Airtel Money,” the company said in a statement.

He will be continuing in the role until he hands over to Youssefi on 15th of April 2014.

Amadou Dina who has been with Airtel for the last eight years was also appointed as Managing Director for Seychelles.

He takes over from Vikram Sinha, who has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Airtel in Congo Brazzaville.

Airtel’s CEO for Africa Mr. Christian de Faria, was happy to welcome the two on board.

“We have every confidence that both Adil and Amadou are the right people to lead the Company’s quest for further growth in Kenya and the Seychelles at this juncture. Adil has the experience gained in both emerging and developed markets, coupled with the technical background that will help steer the operation in Kenya through the rapidly evolving telecom landscape,” he said.

He added that Amadou will leverage his deep financial skills as well as strong commercial acumen to fast-track Seychelles’ profitable growth, whilst building the team’s capabilities.

He thanked Shivan for his contribution and dedication to the company’s business in Africa.

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