Former Vodacom Tanzania CEO, Ian Ferrao, has been apponited as East Africa Regional Director for Airtel Africa, a new post that has been recently created.
Mr. Ferrao, who has more than 12 years of experience in senior management telecommunications roles in Africa, holds a First-Class Honours Degree in BSc Management Sciences from the Warwick Business School.
Prior to joining Airtel Africa, he was the CEO of Vodacom Tanzania PLC, the CEO of Vodacom Lesotho and Chief Commercial Officer at Vodacom Business Africa.
He will be part of the Africa Executive Committee based in Nairobi, in charge of driving growth across voice, data and mobile money in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Rwanda
One of his achievements include driving Vodacom to issue its Kshs 476 billion initial public offer, becoming the first telecommunication firm to abide by the requirements of the Finance Act 2017, which repealed section 26 of the Electronic and Postal Communications Act 2010.
Telkom Kenya and Airtel Kenya want to merge their respective Mobile, Enterprise and Carrier Services businesses in Kenya to form Airtel-Telkom, although Telkom Kenya Limited’s real estate portfolio and specific government services will not form part of the combined entity.
Airtel Africa is a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries in Africa, primarily in East Africa and Central and West Africa.