Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced the appointment of Anwar Soussa, as the Managing Director of Airtel Uganda, with effect from 1st June 2016.
Mr. Soussa was the Managing Director for Airtel Chad since 1st May 2015.
Commenting on the appointment, Airtel Africa’s Executive Chairman, Mr. Christian de Faria said: “I am confident that under Anwar’s leadership, Uganda will continue to consolidate its position while providing the best in class services to Airtel customers in Uganda. Anwar will focus on strengthening our external stakeholder relations, consolidating commercial capabilities and help build a superior network.”
As the new Managing Director in Uganda, Anwar Soussa is expected to provide further impetus to Airtel’s mobile commerce services while ensuring availability of the fast growing data network and providing winning customer service support.
Anwar takes over from Tom Gutjahr, who will be leaving the business at the end of May 2016 to pursue other opportunities.
Anwar has had a long stint in the telecommunication industry in Africa.
He joined Airtel from MTN Cyprus where he served as the Chief Operating Officer.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the American College of Greece and a Master of Science degree in Marketing from Concordia University, Canada.
Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa.
Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 3 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers.
In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G, 4G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 357 million customers across its operations at the end of March 2016.