Liquid names Martin Mushambadope CEO of South Sudan

Liquid names Martin Mushambadope CEO of South Sudan

15 July 2021 | Natalie Bannrman

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Liquid Intelligent Technologies (Liquid) confirms the appointment of Martin Mushambadope as the CEO of its South Sudan operations

"Martin is a seasoned, well-respected, experienced senior executive, and he is the right leader to oversee Liquid South Sudan's corporate and business strategy,” said Adil El Youssefi, regional CEO of Liquid Intelligent Technologies, East Africa.

He will be responsible for delivering strategic and operational guidance as the organisation expands in South Sudan while delivering on a cohesive culture that emphasises customer care and service that Liquid is synonymous with across the continent. I want to thank Hans Haerdtle, the outgoing CEO, for the excellent work done, from leading the team to launch our operations in the country and ensuring a strong local brand presence."

Effective as of March 2021, Mushambadope enters the role with over 20 years of experience across telecoms, health insurance, banking, and auditing. He will also leverage his vast International experience having worked across Singapore, the UK, Kenya, Ghana and Zimbabwe.

"It has indeed been a pleasure for me to join Liquid as it progresses on its journey to digitally transform Africa through its extensive backbone of infrastructure and digital technologies,” said Mushambadope.

“I have seen Liquid successfully revolutionise the digital landscape for numerous businesses in other African countries and look forward to replicating that same spirit and passion for success in South Sudan. Here's to future growth for all."

Liquid's South Sudan fibre network is the first underground fibre network in South Sudan that connects to landing stations in Mombasa, Kenya as well as all the major subsea cables.

Through a partnership with the South Sudanese government, Liquid Intelligent Technologies was the first to build critical fibre infrastructure in South Sudan offering onwards enhanced connectivity to the US and Europe with significantly reduced latency.

In related news, earlier this month Liquid and Facebook partnered to build an extensive long-haul and metro fibre network in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The new network is expected to improve internet access for more than 30 million people and help meet the growing demand for regional connectivity across Central Africa.