Airtel Africa, in a move to give a push to its continuing initiatives across the continent in order to better the lives of its customers by offering value in its services, has made two new appointments in its commercial and regulatory operations.
Following the new group level management appointments by Airtel, Farhad Khan, formerly of MTN Group, will be the new Chief Commercial Officer at Airtel Africa while Daddy Bujitu, formerly of Vodacom will be the new Chief Regulatory officer.
Khan will be leaving behind 12 years of his work at MTN Group where he recently held the position of Chief Sales & Distribution Officer at MTN South Africa and has previously worked as the CEO MTN Zambia.
Bujitu, the incoming Chief Regulatory officer recently held the the Executive Head for International Regulatory position at Vodacom Group, with earlier work experience at Gateway Communications and other communication companies before that.
Farhad will be replacing Andre Bayers, who left the telecom in December last year while Bujitu will be replacing Mamadou Kolade who is expected to leave 17 years of his work at the company by end of this month (January).
This new move by Airtel Africa is in new efforts to grow its subscriber base and increase initiatives across its coverage regions by tapping into new perspectives through bringing in talent from outside in the new year.
Last year Airtel was involved in several initiatives that won the company an award as the Africa operator of the year, leading to the telecom’s dedication in taking on new initiatives to better lives of people across Africa, with a special focus on schools.
Closing in on December, Airtel Kenya supported various schools in the country including but not limited to Siaya County, where it provided free data connectivity, Kakamega County, where the company supplied furniture to three schools and in Kajiado County for clean water supply.