Bharti Airtel has appointed a handful of new execs for its operation in Kenya. The company has appointed Topyster Muga and Venkateshwaran Ramakrishnan as the new heads of Airtel Money and Finance Director respectively.
Speaking on the appointments Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi stated that: “I am delighted to have Topyster and Venkateshwaran join our leadership team in Kenya. They both bring along unique individual qualities, diverse cross cultural and international experience that will add to the quality of our leadership team’s capability to better serve our customers. I wish them the best of every success and prosperous careers in their assignments with us.”
In her previous role, Muga was the principal product development Manager for M-PESA, Vodafone Group Services in the UK. Muga comes with over eight years experience in the telecoms industry, five of which have been with Airtel Kenya and a year within Airtel Africa. Muga started off as an IT project co-ordinator and development engineer and grew within the ranks. She then joined Airtel Africa in 2010 as Senior Manager, Group Value Added Services. Muga holds a First Class Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from Kenyatta University.
Meanwhile, Ramakrishnan joined Airtel in India in 2006 as a Financial Reporting Manager. Prior to joining Airtel, Ramakrishnan worked for Vodaphone in Banglore where he was the Head of Consolidation for the Vodaphone Group in India. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Sir Sayatha Sayi and is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of the institute of Chartered Accountants of India.