Airtel appointments bolster its Francophone operations

TELECOMS

|
Image: By BiztechAfrica
Airtel appointments bolster its Francophone operations

Airtel Africa has announced the appointments of Louis Lubala and Antoine Pamboro as the new Managing Directors of its operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Gabon respectively.

The new development sees the two vastly experienced Airtel top executives, take leadership roles in two African nations with diverse potential in the telecommunications sector. Gabon has one of the highest teledensity statistics at over a 100 percent whilst DRC, the second largest country in Africa by area, has an approximated 25 percent penetration.

Tiemoko Coulibaly, CEO (Francophone Africa), Bharti Airtel, said:  “These appointments are a clear indication of our commitment to appreciate and tap into the deep reservoir of management skills of the blue chip executive pool in Africa. Mr. Luballa and Mr. Pambaro have the requisite experience and leadership skills to successfully steer our top francophone operations.” He added: “Both executives will bring different perspectives to two of Africa’s most dynamic telecommunications markets.” 

Luballa will lead an aggressive agenda in DRC to ramp up the organization’s network capabilities and grow availability across the vast country whilst Pambaro will build a strong data proposition for Airtel’s customers in Gabon.

Before taking up the DRC Managing Director role, Pamboro had been working as Managing Director for Celtel Congo Brazzaville. He also worked for Camtel Mobile in Cameroon as Managing Director.

Before his appointment as the Managing Director for DRC, Luballa headed Airtel operations in Gabon. He brings over 25 years’ experience from both the telecommunication and the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sectors in Africa.

 



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE TELECOMS NEWS

Significant improvements in network quality for Tigo customers on Accra-Takoradi route

Following the upgrade of its Microwave backbone between Accra and Takoradi telecom operator Tigo says its customers along the stretch will continue to enjoy a seamless connection every time there is a fibre cut.  Read More

Airtel staff take to streets with ‘too much’ combo packs

A team of staff and management of Airtel Ghana has embarked a rigorous concentrated market blitz to promote the company’s newly outdoored innovative product – “Too Much”. Read More

WIOCC, Dalkom Somalia win service innovation award

WIOCC and its shareholder Dalkom Somalia have won the Wholesale Service Innovation Award at the Global Telecoms Business (GTB) Innovation Awards Summit 2015 for bringing direct, high-capacity, international connectivity to Somalia for the first time. Read More

UNGC renews Safaricom CEO term

The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has renewed Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore’s term as a Board Member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).   Read More

ITU marks 150th anniversary with global celebrations

ITU celebrated its 150th anniversary on 17 May, marking a long and illustrious history at the cutting edge of communication technologies. Read More

Airtel launches MPLS for enterprise customers

In a significant move aimed at enhancing connectivity options for its corporate customers, leading telecommunications service provider Airtel Nigeria has launched a secure Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network aimed at facilitating superior and cost effective branch connectivity both locally and globally. Read More

Rwanda’s 4G LTE project scoops Global Telecom Business Innovation Award

The Rwanda and Korea Telecom (KT) 4G partnership, through Olleh Rwanda networks and Nokia, has won the Global Telecom Business Innovation award. Read More

CEC Liquid Telecom acquires Realtime

CEC Liquid Telecom today announced the expansion of its business in Zambia following the full acquisition of Realtime, the second largest Internet Service Provider in Zambia. Read More

Tigo Tanzania announces management continuity

Tigo Tanzania has announced that Diego Gutierrez resumes as General Manager of Tigo Tanzania following the completion of the tenure of Interim General Manager Ms Cecile Tiano. Read More

Government fails to lift 20% tax on smart phones in Ghana

Hopes are fading that the government of Ghana will scrap the 20 per cent tax on the importation of smart phones. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoiceMicrosoft 4Afrika

FEATURED STORY

Building an African Dream: The Wyzetalk journeyBuilding an African Dream: The Wyzetalk journey

Enterprise social networking company Wyzetalk examines the challenges and opportunities it encountered as a startup in Africa.

IN DEPTH

NIMC infrastructure must be managed by credible people: NIMC chiefNIMC infrastructure must be managed by credible people: NIMC chief

NIMC’s chief speaks to Kokumo Goodie about the role of the NIMC and his own legacy.

COMPANY NEWS

Microsoft, IICD launch employability hub in Ghana

Microsoft Ghana, in partnership with the International Institute for Communication and Development, has launched the TizaaWorks online platform, a one-stop online hub for employability and entrepreneurship.