, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 1 – Airtel, a leading telecommunications provider in Kenya has announced the appointment of Bernard Muteti to the position of Enterprise and Wholesale Business Director effective September 1, 2015.
Until his appointment, Muteti has been the General Manager in charge of Airtel’s MVNO Business & Multi-Brand Strategy and yuMobile Business. He has spearheaded the launch of the first ever MVNO in the Kenyan market and the region, Equitel, and in April 2015 led Airtel Kenya in winning the prestigious ‘Best Wholesale Operator’ global award at the MVNO World Congress in Nice, France.
Muteti joined Airtel Kenya from Airtel Africa where he had been the Group Head of Corporate Business, Global Accounts and Strategic Partnerships across Airtel’s 17 operations in Sub Saharan Africa.
Prior to joining Airtel Africa, Muteti held several senior roles in the industry including Head of Business Operations and Head of Public Sector Sales & Management at Orange, and Brand & Channels Manager at AccessKenya Group – an Internet Solutions (SA) Company.
In his new and expanded role, Muteti will be responsible for three business portfolios – Enterprise Business Unit, MVNO Business and yUMobile Business. A business leader with over 13 years commercial experience locally and Pan Africa in Telecoms, Bernard’s specialties include Business Strategy, Sales Strategies & Management, Marketing & Brand, Strategic Partnerships and Customer Service Operations with a strong background in Business Markets.
Muteti holds a degree in Marketing from the University of Nairobi, Executive and Leadership trainings from among others University of Pretoria – SA and the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad – IIMA, and is a fluent French speaker.
While confirming his appointment, Airtel Kenya chief executive officer Adil El Youssefi said; “We are delighted to have Bernard in our management team and we are confident that his wealth of expertise locally and globally will be very valuable in driving the Enterprise Business Division and delivering consistent growth in the business market in addition to his existing responsibilities of Managing our MVNO and yuMobile businesses.”