Airtel Uganda gets new Managing Director

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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.

Anwar Soussa is the new Airtel Uganda MD
Anwar Soussa is the new Airtel Uganda MD

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 (incoming MD) & Tom (Outgoing MD)
Anwar (incoming MD) & Tom (Outgoing MD)

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.

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