Ogunsanya now heads Airtel’s Operations in Nigeria, Ghana

Segun Ogunsanya
As a result of a recent change in the structure of its Africa
operations, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer,
Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun
has been appointed head of Nigeria and Ghana operations of Bharti Airtel.

With this change, which takes effect from 1st April, 2016, the Managing Director of
Airtel Ghana, 
Lucy Quist, will now report to Mr.
Bharti Airtel recently announced the top
level changes for its Africa operations, noting that the new structure would
further enhance the level of empowerment and enable faster decision making as
well as speed to market.
The recent structure also elevated Mr. Christian de Faria, who was
formerly the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for Airtel Africa,
to the position of Executive Chairman, Airtel Africa.
In his new role, Christian de Faria will
continue to support the vision of Airtel Africa and lead all matters relating
to legal, regulatory affairs, shareholders as well as Mergers &
Meanwhile, Raghunath Mandava, who was the
Director – Customer Experience, India & South Asia, has now been elevated
to Chief Operating Officer, Airtel Africa. He is expected to relocate to
Nairobi and take full responsible for the commercial operations.
Commenting on the organisational changes,
Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman, Bharti Airtel said, “Christian has done an
excellent job by streamlining the operations, strengthening the leadership
teams across Africa while enhancing the image of Airtel brand across Africa.
“We believe we have a strong platform to
accelerate our journey towards profitability and market leadership and the new
cluster based organisation design will provide an enabling environment to the
teams. The appointment of Raghu will help leverage the platform and sharpen our
market focus and strengthen the innovation pipeline. We remain fully committed
to Africa and will continue to invest in the growth of our operations. I wish
Christian, Raghu and the operating teams the very best for their new roles,” he


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