Airtel appointments bolster its Francophone operations
GABONBy BiztechAfrica - Oct. 6, 2012, 6:51 a.m.
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.
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