Telecom company, Airtel Africa, on Friday announced the appointments of Louis Lubala and Antoine Pamboro as the new managing directors of its operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Gabon respectively.
The new development sees the two Airtel top executives take leadership roles in two African nations with diverse potential in the telecommunications sector, a statement from Airtel said.
Gabon has one of the highest teledensity statistics at over a 100 per cent whilst DRC, the second largest country in Africa by area, has an approximated 25 per cent penetration.
Mr. Tiemoko Coulibaly, CEO (Francophone Africa), Bharti Airtel, was quoted as saying: “These appointments are a clear indication of our commitment to appreciate and tap into the deep reservoir of management skills of the blue chip executive pool in Africa.
“Mr. Luballa and Mr. Pambaro have the requisite experience and leadership skills to successfully steer our top francophone operations.”
Mr. Coulibaly added that both executives would bring different perspectives to two of Africa’s most dynamic telecommunications markets.