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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
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
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:
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