Bharti Airtel has today decided to replace its very non performing CEO in Kenya . Mr Shivan Bhargava who looked like he was in holiday from the day he arrived in Kenya is being replaced by Mr. Adil El Youssefi. Mr Bhargava and the new Seychelles MD will assume office in April. Amadou Dina is the new Managing Director for Seychelles.
Adil Youssefi joins Airtel from the Millicom group in Ghana where he was the General Manager since June 2012. He joined the Millicom Group in 2008 as Senior Advisor to the Chief Officer Asia in Sri Lanka. He holds an MBA from INSEAD in France and an M. Sc. in Engineering from ENSEIRB in Bordeaux, France.
According to a statement from Airtel, Mr Shivan Bhargava will be moving on at the end of the financial year, having opted to return to India at the end of his contract in Kenya. They credit him with “turning around the Kenya operation into a profitable business over the last three years.” Shivan will be continuing in the role until he hands over to Mr. Youssefi on 15th April.
Amadou Dina has been with Airtel for the last eight years. He has been the Finance Director of Airtel Malawi and most recently the acting Managing Director for Malawi. Mr. Dina previously worked in Tanzania and the DRC, before becoming Finance Director in Airtel Madagascar.
Amadou takes over from Vikram Sinha, who has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Airtel in Congo Brazzaville.