Airtel promotes Bhargava to Kenya MD

April 18, 2012
Shivan has been with Bharti Airtel since 2003/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 18 – Bharti Airtel has announced the appointment of Shivan Bhargava as Managing Director for its Kenyan operation. Shivan was earlier the Chief Operating Officer and in his new role he will be responsible for leading Airtel’s aggressive growth plans in the country.

Jayant Khosla, the Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Africa Anglophone Region, said: “Kenya has always been a key market with great potential for growth within the region. Our leadership and management team in Kenya is made up of exceptionally talented, experienced, passionate and committed individuals. Shivan’s experience and qualifications will add value to the team and Airtel’s future plans to deliver innovative and best-in-class mobile services. I wish him success in his new assignment.”

Shivan has been with Bharti Airtel since 2003 and has significantly contributed to growth of the business.

Shivan has experience in both technical and marketing and has an Engineering degree specializing in Telecommunications. Shivan also has a post graduate qualification in Business Management, specialized in Marketing and has a proven track record in commercial operations for more than 16 years with Coca-Cola and Airtel.

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