Bharti Airtel, a global telecom services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, has announced the appointment of Shivan Bhargava as Managing Director for its Kenyan operation.
Bhargava was earlier the Chief Operating Officer and in his new role he will be responsible for leading Airtel’s aggressive growth plans in Kenya.
Announcing the appointment, Jayant Khosla, CEO (Airtel Africa Anglophone Region), said: “Kenya has always been a key market with great potential for growth within the region. Our leadership and management team in Kenya is made up of exceptionally talented, experienced, passionate and committed individuals. Shivan’s experience and qualifications will add value to the team and Airtel’s future plans to deliver innovative and best-in-class mobile services. I wish him success in his new assignment.”
Bhargava has been with Bharti Airtel since 2003 and has significantly contributed to growth of the business.
Bhargava has experience in both technical and marketing and has an Engineering degree specializing in telecommunications. Bhargava also has a post graduate qualification in Business Management, specialized in Marketing and has a proven track record in commercial operations for more than sixteen years with Coca-Cola and Airtel.