Airtel MD resigns

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Airtel MD Somasekhar

Airtel Uganda Managing Director V.G Somasekhar has resigned.

His registration was announced February 3, 2020 by Raghunath Venkateswarlu Mandava, the Airtel Africa CEO.

In an internal email to staff, Mandava said Somasekhar will remain in office until 31st March 2020.

“V.G Somasekhar (Soma), Managing Director of Airtel Uganda Limited has expressed his desire to move to India and as such resigned from his current job, but will be associated with the Bharti, Airtel Group on his return to India,” Mandava wrote.

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He said Somasekhar re-joined Airtel Africa in August 2017, after an earlier stint in Uganda between 2010 and 2014.

“Soma has helped build Airtel Uganda Limited into a strong brand and into the company that it is today.”

“He has been instrumental in rolling out our 4G across the country and has demonstrated great maturity in dealing with all stakeholders and provided robust leadership to the team in Uganda.”

The email continues: “Whilst we will miss him, we thank him for his enormous contribution and wish him the very best in his future endeavours. His successor will be announced in due course.”

Somasekhar replaced Anwar Soussa who resigned from his job after just one year in office.

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