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AXIAN Telecom Appoints Vivek Badrinath to Board of Directors

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AXIAN Telecom is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Vivek Badrinath to its Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Independent Director (NED).

Prior to joining AXIAN Telecom, Mr. Badrinath spent 3 years at Vantage Towers AG, where he served as the CEO and Chairman of the Management Board. During his tenure, he successfully led the establishment of the towers company in 2020, orchestrated its IPO in 2021, and facilitated its sale to Private Equity in 2023.

Mr. Badrinath’s Extensive Leadership in Telecommunications 

Mr. Badrinath has extensive leadership experience in the telecommunications sector. He served as CEO of Africa Middle East Asia Pacific at Vodafone, overseeing operations across regions such as the Vodacom Group, India, Australia, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, and New Zealand. Prior to Vodafone, he held key positions at Orange, including CTO of Orange Mobile and Group CTO, eventually becoming CEO of Orange Business Services and Deputy CEO of Orange Group.

Furthermore, Mr. Badrinath served as the Deputy Chief Executive at the renowned international hospitality group Accor Hotels, where he was responsible for overseeing marketing strategies, digital solutions, distribution channels, and information systems.

Hassanein Hiridjee, Chairman of the Board, expressed his delight at Mr. Badrinath’s appointment, stating, “We are delighted to welcome Vivek Badrinath to the AXIAN Telecom Board. Badrinath’s leadership in managing telecom infrastructure and driving strategic growth aligns perfectly with AXIAN Telecom’s vision of responsible expansion across Africa. With his wealth of knowledge and commitment to excellence, we are confident that he will make significant contributions to our mission of enhancing connectivity and improving the lives of communities throughout the continent. On behalf of the Board, I extend our warmest welcome to Badrinath.”

Expressing his enthusiasm about his appointment, Mr. Badrinath stated, “I’m thrilled and deeply honored to become a part of AXIAN Telecom. Drawing from my experience and expertise in the telecommunications sector, I am looking forward to playing a pivotal role in driving AXIAN Telecom to new heights in Africa. I firmly believe that together, we can make a substantial and noteworthy impact across the continent.”


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