By Spy Uganda
Kampala: The telecommunications giant, Airtel Uganda has received new managing director in then names of Mr. Manoj Murali, replacing V.G. Somasekhar, who has served the company for a couple of years.
According to Raghunath Mandava, the chief executive Airtel Africa, Minoj comes with a great experience from the Group of companies he has been working with.
“Manoj has handled different roles and worked across geographies in India, the Corporate Office and the International operations of Sri Lanka, Seychelles and Channel Islands,” he said.
He added, “His most recent assignment was as the Chief Executive Officer, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Prior to this, he has held other roles including; Chief Operating (Executive) Officer in Rajasthan and Business Head (Chief Operating Officer) in Andhra Pradesh, amongst other positions within the system.”
Manoj worked with Crompton Greaves Limited where he was responsible for managing and expanding the Profit Centre operations of Karnataka state for the Lighting Business Group.
Meanwhile, Manoj Murali promised to build on the momentum set by his predecessor. “I accept this responsibility with optimism, determination and confidence,” he said.
He added, “I will continue to build on the momentum Airtel is resonating so strongly in the market. I am excited to be in Uganda and look forward to disruptive and transformative approaches in the coming years.”
Commenting on his move, Somasekhar was thankful for the opportunity to serve and contribute to the growth of the telecommunication sector and its impact on the socio-economic development of Uganda.
“It’s been a transformational journey since 2010. I have seen Airtel Uganda emerge as a leader, admired and respected digital brand among consumers and all stakeholders. I express my deepest gratitude for the support I have received from the Board, Management and Staff of Airtel Uganda, Uganda Communications Commission, Ministries and Government of Uganda,” he said.