BHARTI AIRTEL APPOINTS CHARITY CHANDA LUMPA AS MD

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Bharti Airtel appoints Charity Chanda Lumpa as MD for Zambia operations 
New Delhi / Nairobi, March 28th, 2013  Bharti Airtel, a 
leading telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 
countries across Asia and Africa, today announced the appointment of Ms. 
Charity Chanda Lumpa as Managing Director (MD) of Airtels operation in 
Zambia with effect from May 1st 2013.
Speaking on the appointment, George Sokota, Chairman of Airtel?s operation 
in Zambia said, I am delighted at Charity's appointment, which is in line 
with Airtel's stated philosophy of promoting local talent in Africa. She 
has an exceptional track record of accomplishments at top management level 
in private, public and international organizations and I am confident that 
with her rich experience she will grow the organization from strength to 
strength.
Mr. Jayant Khosla, CEO (Airtel Africa Anglophone Region), added, Airtel 
is extremely pleased at the appointment of its first lady Managing 
Director in Africa. It has been our endeavour to consciously promote 
diversity within the employee base and provide opportunities to women 
employees, particularly in leadership positions. I firmly believe in the 
continued growth of our Zambian operation and I'm confident that this 
exceptional team will continue to deliver innovative and best-in-class 
mobile services for all our stakeholders under her leadership. 
Ms. Chanda Lumpa, a Zambian national, holds an MBA in Finance. She is back 
in her home country after a six-month stint in Lome, Togo, where she was 
the Head of Ecobank Group Credit Administration. Prior to her current 
appointment, she acted as Managing Director for Ecobank in Zambia. Before 
joining the banking industry, Charity was the Managing Director and Chief 
Executive Officer of the Zambia National Tourist Board (ZNTB). 
Great talent continues to be the source of competitive advantage for 
Airtel Africa. David Ssegawa, Chief Human Resources Office, Airtel Africa 
says In order to drive sustainable business growth in all our markets, 
it is key that we consciously  build a robust and diverse  pipeline of 
African leaders  who will take this business to the next level.  Over the 
last two and a half years, we have built our talent strategy around three 
key pillars, namely; the aggressive search for and recruitment  of top 
African talent into very senior roles at both the Head-quarters and 
Country operations, the design and delivery of world-class Leadership 
development programmes  in collaboration with best-in-class institutions 
like Havard and INSEAD; and the creation of  a winning culture in an 
exciting place where people are  engaged and inspired  to realize their 
full potential. 
Mr. Ssegawa adds ?Our recent appointment of a Nigerian CEO & MD for 
Nigeria and the appointment of a first lady Zambian MD for our Zambia 
business are key milestones alongside our people agenda for Africa. 
About Bharti Airtel Limited 
Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with 
operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New 
Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 4 mobile service providers 
globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product 
offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed 
line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services 
including national & international long distance services to carriers. In 
the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G wireless services and mobile 
commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 267 million customers across its 
operations at the end of February 2013. To know more please visit: 
www.airtel.com 
 
 
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