29th September 2020

Bharti Airtel Ousts International CEO

Christian de Faria - Airtel Africa CEO
Christian de Faria – Airtel Africa CEO

In addition to massively outsourcing and streamlining their services, Bharti Airtel has undergone some restructuring of its international management by dropping the role of International CEO.  This follows the appointment of Christian de Faria as Africa CEO.

In the mean time, Bharti Airtel reported fourth-quarter revenues up 13 percent from a year earlier to INR 219.4 billion in its home market India. We guess they must be doing something right.  After all, they still have the biggest customer base in Zambia.

Here is the full story from telecompaper:

Bharti Airtel announced further changes in its international management, eliminating the role of CEO International. Following the appointment of Christian de Faria as head of the African operations last year, Gopal Vittal, currently managing director and CEO of the India activities, will take responsibility for the Bangladesh and Sri Lanka operations going forward. The current CEO International, Manoj Kohli will give up the executive position. He will remain on the Airtel board as a non-executive director.