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airtel's management team in Uganda is drawn from the brightest talent at leading telecommunications and service companies.
Anwar Soussa - Managing Director
MSc. Business Administration and Management from Concordia University and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) from The American College of Greece.
Prior to joining Airtel Uganda, he worked with Airtel Chad as CEO an operation he joined from MTN Cyprus where he was the COO.
Joined Airtel Uganda on 30th May 2016.
Deepak Bhatia - Chief Commercial Officer
MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi and a B.E. (Hons) Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani.
Prior to joining Airtel Uganda, he worked with Du- Emirates Integrated Communications Ltd where he worked as the Vice President. Healso worked with a number of international organisations including PepsiCo where he worked as General Manager, Sales and Vodafone India Ltd where his last assignment was Vice President – Sales & Marketing Operations.
Joined Airtel Uganda on 29th August 2016.
Dennis Abigaba Kakonge - Legal and Regulatory Director
Post Graduate Diploma/Bar – LDC. Bachelors of Laws
Prior to joining Airtel, he worked as Senior Legal & Regulatory Manager – MTN Uganda, Legal Associate - Byenkya, Kihika & Co Advocates.
Joined Airtel Uganda on 1st Nov 2009.
Phanindra Nichanametla - Finance Director
Graduate Cost & work Accountants from The institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India. Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Prior to joining Airtel, he worked with Raffles Corporate Consultants – Singapore as Financial controller from March 2006 to November 2009.
He joined Airtel in 2000 and served in different capacities as Head BPA – Airtel Andhra Pradesh Circle, Head FR and Head Revenue Management – Airtel Andhra Pradesh Circle, Chief Controller’s office responsible for tracking Opex, Capex and Pricing initiative, Regional Controller – Airtel Africa Francophone, Ag Finance Director – DRC.
Joined Airtel Uganda on 1st August 2014.
Flavia Ntambi Lwanga - Human Resources Director
Graduate in Master of Organizational Psychology (MUK) and B.A( Hons) Social Sciences (MUK).
Prior to joining Airtel, she worked as Head Human Resources- Stanbic Bank Uganda. Human Resources Operations Manager- Stanbic Uganda.
Human Resources Manager- Uganda Breweries Ltd, Administrator- Uganda Flowers Exporters Association, Sales Representative-Multi-choice Uganda Limited.
Joined Airtel Uganda on 24th September 2012.
Indrajeet Kumar Singh - Marketing Director
MBA from ICFAI Business School, Mumbai and a Bachelor of Commerce from Pune University.
Prior to joining Airtel Uganda, he was the Marketing Director for Airtel Rwanda.
He started his career in the telecommunication industry as a Management trainee in Marketing for M&G Circle with Bharti Airtel in 2004.
He has been associated with bharti Airtel India in 5 circles in different roles with Marketing and Sales. Last assignment in india was with MPCG circle where he was Deputy general manager for data and vas. He then moved to Essar Telecom Kenya as the Country Head of Usage & Revenue/Vas from where he then joined Airtel Kenya Opco as country Usage & Retention.
Joined Airtel Uganda on 5th September 2016.
Ali Balunywa - Sales & Distribution Director
Master's in Public Administration & Management. Bachelors' Degree in Mass Communication.
Prior to joining Airtel, he worked as Head of -Trade British American Tobacco – Uganda, Sales Manager - East African Breweries Limited, Account Manager - East African Breweries Limited, Direct Sales Executive - Multi-Choice (U) Limited, Public Relations Intern - Bank of Uganda.
Before his appointment as Sales and Distribution Director, he worked with Zain and Airtel as Zonal Sales Manager and Zonal Business Manager between September 2009 and October 2013.
Joined Airtel Uganda as Sales and Distribution Director on 16th March 2015.
Rajesh Agrawal - Network Director
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Diploma in Management. AMIE in Electronics and Telecommunications. Diploma in Instrumentation Engineering with Gold Medal.
Prior to joining Airtel, he worked as Head Switch – ADIL (now Vodafone), Sr. Engineer, Telecom R&D and Integration Instrumentation Ltd, Kota.
He joined Airtel on 1st August 2001 and served in different capacities;- Head Switching Operations, BTSOL, Rajasthan 2001-2003, Head STP, BTSOL All India- 2003-2004, Head Switch, BTSOL– North India- 2005-2006, Head Network Services , Mobility Airtel, India – 2006-2009 and Chief Technology Officer - Airtel Seychelles- 2009-2011.
Joined Airtel Uganda on 1st October 2011 as Networks Director.
James Museba - IT Director
Master of Business Administration. BSc Computer Science and Mathematics.
Prior to joining Airtel Uganda, he served as Group Chief Information Officer Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, Group Chief Information Officer – Anglophone -Bharti Airtel Africa BV, Director IT and VP Enterprise Business- Airtel Zambia,Director – IT - Celtel Zambia Plc, Group IT Director and Banking Operations -Interfin Merchant Bank Group of Zimbabwe, Head IT –Banc ABC (Formerly FMB of Zimbabwe), Systems Developer to System Analyst - Delta/Alpha Systems – Zimbabwe.
Joined Airtel Uganda on 5th January 2015.
Michael Opwonya - Supply Chain Director
MBA Eastern and Southern African Management Institute. Bachelor of Statistics (Hons). CIPS UK.
Prior to joining Airtel, he worked as a graduate Trainee at National Council of Science and Technology- Ministry of Finance Uganda
He then joined Celtel Uganda as Financial Analyst, Procrement Officer, Administrative Officer, Operations Logistics Manager, Projects Transition Manager, Contracts and Logistics Manager, Planning Reports and Compliance Manager and Procurement Manager.
Joined Airtel Uganda on 3rd May 2003.
Hawa Ndagire Kajumba - Enterprise Business Director
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Marketing and a Bsc, Biological Science.
Prior to joining Airtel Uganda, Hawa was the Head Corporate Sales at Africell. She has had several roles such as Corporate Marketing Manager at the Orange Uganda , Head Prestigious Banking at Bank of Africa.
Joined Airtel Uganda on 1st July 2015.