Airtel Africa appoints Tsega Gebreyes to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, London –  Airtel Africa plc (LON: AAF), a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries across Africa, today announced the appointment of Tsega Gebreyes to its Board as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect.

“On behalf of the Board, I am delighted that Tsega has agreed to join the Airtel Africa Board and we very much look forward to working closely with her. Tsega brings with her great telecommunications experience, working and investing in Africa and above all, solid financial acumen. All this adds additional knowledge base at the Board” said Board Chairman, Sunil Bharti Mittal. 

About Tsega Gebreyes

Ms. Gebreyes is the founding partner of Satya Capital Limited, a private investment firm specializing in Africa-related investments. She served as chief business development and strategy officer of Celtel International BV and senior advisor to Zain.

Her previous experience includes her role as a founding partner of the New Africa Opportunity Fund, LLP, a US $120 m private equity fund anchored by Citibank. She has served in various positions at Citibank and McKinsey.

Ms. Gebreyes currently serves as a non-executive director of the London Stock Exchange Group, as vice-chair of SES, a publicly listed company in Luxembourg, as director of Satya Capital Limited, and as senior advisor to TPG. In addition, she has served on the boards of several privately held companies operating in Africa, as senior advisor to MTC and as a non-executive director for Sonae International.

She has served in various capacities during her board memberships, including roles on Audit, Remuneration, and Finance Committees.

Ms. Gebreyes holds a bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is an Ethiopian national.

About Airtel Africa

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.

Airtel Africa offers an integrated suite of telecommunications solutions to its subscribers, including mobile voice and data services as well as mobile money services both nationally and internationally.

The Group aims to continue providing a simple and intuitive customer experience through streamlined customer journeys.

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