Fayaz King appointed as new Econet COO

Fayaz King, Econet's new COO
Fayaz King, Econet’s new COO

In a report by TechZim, former Airtel Zambia MD Fayaz King has been appointed new COO of Econet Wireless Solutions, who are Zimbabwe’s largest provider of telecommunications services, providing solutions in mobile and fixed wireless telephony, public payphones, internet access and payment solutions.

The report reads:

We have been informed by sources from Econet Wireless that the mobile operator has appointed Zimbabwean born business executive and telecoms professional,Fayaz King, as its new Chief Operating Officer. He has already taken up his duties at Msasa.

Our impression of King’s appointment was that he would be assuming some of the responsibility that was being carried by Stan Henning, the former Chief Commercial Officer who resigned recently. However, it would seem that Econet is carrying out some restructuring of sorts at the senior level.

Before assuming this position at Econet, King worked in several key roles in African telecoms. These included an advisory role at Bharti Airtel International, Managing Director of Airtel Zambia, Managing Director of Zain Malawi, the Marketing Director of Celtel Uganda as well as general management roles at Celtel Nigeria. He’s a graduate from the University of Zimbabwe.

Congratulations on your new role, Mr King. We know you will do great things with the company.


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