Airtel Rwanda appoints Mr. Amit Chawla as acting Managing Director
Mr. Amit Chawla, who has been the Airtel Rwanda Commercial Director, has taken over from Mr. Philip Amoateng.
Having successfully facilitated the merger of Airtel and Tigo that has seen harmonization of products and services, people and the brand, Philip is moving on to other challenges, read a statement from the telecom.
Amoateng was an instrumental actor in the successful merger of the two companies.
Following the acquisition, Airtel has been able to consolidate and optimize the two networks, harmonize products and launch competitive tariffs for Airtel Money and Tigo Cash as well as upgrade the network sites to offer fast internet connectivity.
“We are grateful to Mr. Amoateng for the role he played during this transition period and wish him the best on his future endeavors and I am confident that Mr. Chawla will continue on this momentum that will see Airtel Rwanda be the Best Broadband Network and leading Mobile Financial services Provider in Rwanda,” explained Mr. Raghunath Mandava, the Airtel Africa MD & Chief Executive Officer.
Chawla is a Mechanical Engineer with an MBA in marketing and has over 18 years of experience in different fields out of which 14 years are within the telecom sector.
Prior to the acquisition by Airtel Rwanda, he was the Tigo Rwanda Chief Business Officer where he doubled the company’s revenue in a span of 15 months.
He has also served at Bharti Airtel in different roles for over nine years.
Airtel Rwanda acquired Tigo Rwanda from Millicom in January this year and is now the leading telecom in the country with over 5 million subscribers.