, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 12 – Airtel Kenya has announced the appointment of Kobby Adams to the position of Sales and Distribution Director.
Kobby will be responsible for the company’s sales activities, leading the consumer sales team to develop and meet strategic sales and distribution targets. He will also be in charge of developing sales assignment forecasts and reporting structures for the market.
Kobby joins Airtel Kenya from Millicom Ghana Limited where he was the Sales Director. He has had an illustrious sales career within Millicom having joined as the Distribution Manager in April 2010. He was later appointed to the role of Head of Sales and Territory Management in June 2011 before eventually taking on the Sales Director role.
Kobby began his career as an Associate in The Nielsen Company’s Emerging Leaders Programme before being promoted to Research Director in Hollywood, where he was involved in making television shows.
Kobby holds an M.B.A. from London Business School in the United Kingdom. He also has a B.A. with a Major in Mathematics and a Minor in Economics from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA.
While confirming his appointment, Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi said; “Kobby brings with him rich domain experience of the telecom industry and has an exceptionally strong track record of business successes in each of his previous roles.
Given Kobby’s vast experience, sharp focus on business goals and leadership skills, we are confident that he will enable us achieve our goals on our aggressive growth plans for the country. We welcome Adams to the Airtel family and look forward to working with him to take our business to the next level.”