Bharti Airtel appoints Shivan Bhargava managing director for Kenya


From COO to CEO: Airtel Kenya's Shivan Bhargava

Bharti Airtel, a global telecom services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, has announced the appointment of Shivan Bhargava as managing director for its Kenyan operation.

Shivan was previously the firm’s Chief Operating Officer and will in his new role be responsible for leading Airtel’s growth plans in Kenya.

“Kenya has always been 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. I wish him success in his new assignment,” said Jayant Khosla, chief executive of Airtel Africa’s 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.

He also has a post graduate qualification in Business Management, specialized in Marketing and has a proven track record in commercial operations for more than 16 years with Coca-Cola and Airtel.