Airtel Nigeria has announced the appointment of Mr. C. Surendran as the new Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer with effect from August 1, 2021.
Surendran would be replacing the outgoing Managing Director and Chief Executive of Airtel Nigeria, Olusegun Ogunsanya, recently appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Africa Plc with effect from October 1, 2021.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that this announcement is contained in a statement issued by Airtel Nigeria on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in Lagos.
The statement noted that Surendran would also be appointed to the Executive Committee (ExCo) as Regional Operating Director, reporting to the CEO of Airtel Africa plc, and onto the Board of Airtel Networks (Nigeria) Limited.
According to Airtel, “Surendran has been with Bharti Airtel since 2003 and has contributed immensely in various roles across customer experience, sales and business operations.
“He was the Chief Executive Officer of Karnataka, which is the largest circle in Airtel India, with over one billion dollars in revenue.
“Surendran delivered an exceptional performance with significant movement in Revenue Market Share (RMS) over the last few years, currently at 54 per cent. He has over 30 years of business experience, including 15 years at Xerox.”
The telecom giant said that Surendran would transition into his new role from June 1, 2021, and spend the time onboarding into the business until July 31, 2021.
Recall that a few days ago, Airtel Africa Plc, announced the appointment of Mr Olusegun Ogunsanya as the new Chief Executive Officer, following the notice of retirement given by the current Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Raghunath Mandava, to the Board.
In the notification sent by Airtel Africa to the Nigerian Exchange, Ogunsanya is expected to join the board of Airtel Africa with effect from October 1, 2021.