Airtel Africa (Anglophone Region) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Jayant Khosla, said: “Tanzania is a key market for us and our ambitious long term plans will be realised through great leadership as well as best-inclass execution.
“I am therefore pleased to see Sunil Colaso coming in to take this business to the next level of success,” read a statement seen by ‘Daily News’ in Dar es Salaam. In his new role, Mr Colaso will be responsible for strengthening Airtel Tanzania’s leadership in both network availability and quality.
His mandate consists of further strengthening data and Value added service provision in line with global benchmarks and ensuring that Airtel Money becomes the preferred M-Commerce platform in the country. Mr Colaso, who holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Mumbai, has over 22 years of experience in marketing, distribution and sales.
Prior to this appointment, he has been the Director for Marketing and Distribution across 17 countries in Africa. Before joining Airtel Africa, Sunil acted as Managing Director for Warid in Uganda. Mr Colaso takes over from Sam Elangalloor, who has successfully led the operations at Airtel Tanzania for the past couple of years.
Sam, who joined Airtel Tanzania in July 2010, has built a strong team in Tanzania which has put in place systems and processes for driving sustainable, profitable growth. Sam will return to India to take up another assignment at the end of April 2013 after a smooth hand-over.