Airtel appoints Faria as new CEO of Africa; Manoj Kohli to return

Kohli,who is in-charge of Africa,Bangladesh and Sri Lanka operations,is based in Airtel’s Africa headquarters in Nairobi.

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published: August 29, 2013 1:38 am

In a senior level rejig,Bharti Airtel today appointed Christian de Faria as the new CEO for African operations while Manoj Kohli,MD and CEO (International) will relocate to India. The appointment will be effective January 1,2014.

Kohli,who is in-charge of Africa,Bangladesh and Sri Lanka operations,is based in Airtel’s Africa headquarters in Nairobi. Faria will join Airtel Africa on September 16,2013 and report to Kohli. He will immediately take charge of Anglophone operations and commence an orientation encompassing Airtel Africa functions,Francophone and Nigeria regions,the company said in a statement.

“Manoj has successfully embedded our business model and the Airtel brand in Africa,and will now provide governance oversight to the international operations and be involved with the group strategic matters,” Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal said. Kohli will look into the strategic issues along with leading the company’s international operations.

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