Liquid Telecom has appointed Managing Director of Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe, Wellington Makamure as the new Regional CEO of Southern Africa, placing him in charge of four key markets in the region namely Zimbabwe, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Botswana.
The new role will see Wellington directly responsible for the leadership, strategic and operational management of Liquid Telecom’s wholesale, enterprise and retail businesses.
“We’re delighted to announce Wellington Makamure as our first Regional CEO of Southern Africa. The first centimetre of Liquid Telecom’s network was laid in Zimbabwe and Wellington has played an important role in establishing the country as a centre of excellence that can serve as an inspiration to our other businesses throughout the Southern African region,” said Ahmad Mokhles, Group Chief Operating Officer, Liquid Telecom.
“This appointment is because of my team’s dedication and hard work. I am humbled and honoured to be recognized in this way and understand the significance of this new role and how it is aligned with the strategic thrust and growth of the business. I look forward to building a stronger and cohesive team in the region so as to achieve our key objectives and ensure that we meet our vision of building Africa’s digital future.” Said Mr Wellington.
He has been in the company since 2009 and has been in the ICT and Telecommunications business sector at various levels for over 35 years with senior management experience spans over 25 years.
Mr Wellington’s appointment comes even as the organisation is migrating to a digitally enhanced operating model that will deliver higher levels of customer experience and ensure for long-term business sustainability.