Airtel Nigeria appoints new Managing Director and CEO

Airtel Africa, a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries across Africa, notes the appointment of C. Surendran as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Networks Limited (Nigeria)

In addition, Mr. Surendran will be appointed to the Executive Committee (ExCo) as Regional Operating Director, reporting to the CEO of Airtel Africa plc, and onto the Board of Airtel Networks (Nigeria) Limited.

Surendran replaces Olusegun Ogunsanya. Ogunsanya has been appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Africa plc with effect from October 1, with a transition period from  August 1, 2021.

Mr. Surendran has been with Bharti Airtel since 2003 and has contributed immensely in various roles across customer experience, sales and business operations. In his most recent role as CEO Karnataka, which is the largest circle in Airtel India with over $1bn in revenue, Mr. Surendran delivered exceptional performance with significant movement in Revenue Market Share (RMS) over last few years, currently at 54%. He has over 30 years of business experience, including 15 years at Xerox. 

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