Bharti Airtel has announced the appointment of Anwar Soussa as Managing Director of Airtel Uganda with effect from June 1, 2016. Soussa was the Managing Director for Airtel Chad since May 1, 2015.
Soussa takes over from Tom Gutjhar who will be leaving the Airtel Group at the end of May 2016. The new Managing Director for Chad will be announced in due course.
(TOP: Anwar Soussa, incoming MD, Airtel Uganda).
In February’s management changes, Tom Gutjahr was retained as MD of Airtel Uganda and also had the MD for Seychelles, Amadou Mahamat Dina, reporting to him.
Commenting on the appointment, Airtel Africa’s Executive Chairman, Christian de Faria said: “I am confident that under Anwar’s leadership, Uganda will continue to consolidate its position whilst providing the best in class services to Airtel’s 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 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.