Bharti Airtel, a global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced the appointment of Salia Gbane as the Managing Director for Chad.
Prior to his appointment as the Managing Director – Chad, Salia was the Commercial Director at Airtel, Gabon. Salia brings a wealth of experience from the telecommunication, Banking, Oil and the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sectors with organizations such as Celtel, Shell, Nestle and Standard Chartered Bank, where he held middle and senior level management positions over a span of 20 years.
Salia Gbane will replace Mbaye Sylla Khouma, who will be relocating to Nairobi to join the Group Francophone Team after two and a half years in Chad. Khouma, who joined the organization in 2007 as the Chief Commercial Officer in the DRC, has been instrumental in driving the transformation of our business in Chad.
Speaking about the appointments, Manoj Kohli, Bharti Airtel CEO (International) and Joint Managing Director said: “Our intention to provide affordable and innovative mobile solutions in Africa will be backed by the passion and wealth of experience from the leadership team we are nurturing from within the organization. Today’s appointments are an indication of our commitment to accelerate the transformation of our business in order to provide exceptional services to Chad and our Francophone markets.”