Airtel Africa, the African subsidiary of India’s Bharti Airtel Group, has appointed Ian Ferrao as Regional Director for East Africa, a newly created position to oversee operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.
Formerly Managing Director of Vodacom Tanzania and Vodacom Lesotho, Mr. Ferrao claims twelve years of senior management experience in the telecommunications sector in Africa. Airtel’s director in East Africa had also previously worked as a sales manager at Vodacom Business Africa.
Airtel Africa’s second largest market, East Africa accounts for 35.81% of the company’s revenues for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, for a total of US $ 1.102 billion generated by 43 million customers.
It should be noted that the establishment of this new management based in Nairobi comes a few weeks after the company’s listing on the London Stock Exchange and that of Lagos in Nigeria, the first market operator in 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa .