Liquid Telecom appoints CEO for Uganda

11 March 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

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Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has appointed Dennis Keko Kahindi as chief executive officer (CEO) of Liquid Telecom Uganda.

Kahindi, who took over his role on 1 March 2019, brings more than 15 years’ experience to this new role, having previously worked in senior executive roles at Oracle and Microsoft in Rwanda and Uganda.

“Dennis is the ideal person to lead Liquid Telecom Uganda on its next phase of growth,” said Adil El Youssefi, CEO of the East Africa Region at Liquid Telecom.

“His talent, vision and insight will help cement recent customer successes, create new customer relationships, and build on the company’s reputation for communications innovation. Attracting a business leader of this calibre to lead Liquid Telecom Uganda is a testament to the company’s reputation in this important market.”

Prior to his Liquid Telecom appointment, Kahindi was the business lead for Oracle in Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda. He was also previously the country manager for Microsoft in Uganda and Rwanda. His areas of expertise include: strategy development, sales and marketing leadership, profitability and cost analysis, contract negotiations and strategic alliances.

Commenting on his appointment, Kahindi said: “I look forward to working closely with customers in Uganda to help them achieve their digital transformation ambitions. Liquid Telecom has an enviable track record of helping customers innovate, embrace change and drive agility. Together with our partners, we will help them build on their success while ensuring they continue to receive and exceptional and rewarding service experience.”

A plethora of regional CEOs have been appointed by Liquid Telecom over the past year, with Susan M’kandawire Mulikita most recently being appointed as CEO of Liquid Telecom Zambia.