Airtel appoints Shivan Bhargava as managing director for Kenyan operations

Telecom Lead Africa: Mobile services provider Bharti
Airtel has appointed Shivan Bhargava as managing director for its Kenyan


Shivan was earlier the chief operating officer. In his
new role he will be responsible for leading Airtel’s aggressive growth plans in
Kenya. Kenya is a key market with great potential for growth within the region.


Our leadership and management team in Kenya is made up
of exceptionally talented, experienced, passionate and committed individuals.
Shivan’s experience and qualifications will add value to the team and Airtel’s
future plans to deliver innovative and best-in-class mobile services,” said
Jayant Khosla, CEO (Airtel Africa Anglophone Region).


Shivan has been with Bharti Airtel since 2003 and has
significantly contributed to growth of the business. Shivan has experience in
both technical and marketing and has an Engineering degree specializing in
Telecommunications. Shivan has a proven track record in commercial operations
for more than 16 years with Coca-Cola and Airtel.


Ericsson powers Airtel 3.75G service launch in Kenya


Recently, Airtel Kenya has launched the fastest mobile
internet in Kenya with the launch of its 3.75G platform in the country. Ericsson,
which is upgrading Airtel mobile broadband network, assisted the operator to
launch the latest global HSPSA plus technology with 21 Mbps speed.


The 3.75G platform will enhance multimedia functionality, high speed mobile
broadband and internet access; allowing users to make video calls, watch live
TV, send and receive emails and download music from the devices. 


Airtel Lanka hires Dilalog COO Suren Goonewardene as CEO


Airtel recently appointed Suren Goonewardene as CEO of
its Sri Lanka operations. Before joining Airtel Lanka, Suren worked with Dialog
as the chief operating officer, fixed telecommunications and television
services. In his new role, Suren will report to Vineet Taneja, operations
director – South & Sri Lanka at Bharti Airtel. 


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