Airtel Kenya appoints executives

06 October 2014 |


Bharti Airtel has announced the addition of Topyster Muga and Venkateshwaran (Venkat) Ramakrishnan to its executive team in Kenya.

Muga will head up Airtel Money, while Ramakrishnan will take on the role of finance director for the Indian operator’s Kenyan operations.

Muga was previously principal product development manager, M-Pesa, at Vodafone Group UK, and with more than 8 years’ experience in the telecoms industry, she is well-suited to tackle Africa’s illustrious mobile money market.

Ramakrishnan is a qualified chartered accountant and a member of the Chartered Accountants of India, and has held financial roles for Vodafone in Bangalore and Standard Chartered in Thailand.

“I am delighted to have Topyster and Venkat join our leadership team in Kenya,” said Adil El Youssefi, CEO at Airtel Kenya. “They both bring along unique individual qualities, and diverse cross-cultural and international experience that will add to the quality of our leadership team’s capability to better serve our customers.”