BrandArena: Former Airtel CCO, Ahmad Mokhles Appointed as Group COO of Liquid Telecom

Friday 20 July 2018

Former Airtel CCO, Ahmad Mokhles Appointed as Group COO of Liquid Telecom

Former Chief Commercial Officer of Airtel Nigeria, Ahmad Mokhles has been appointed as the new Group Chief Operating Officer of Liquid Telecom.

Before his appointment, he was the COO for Airtel Nigeria. Before that, he served as Executive Vice President of Consumer and Digital Business for du, overseeing the company’s Smart City business, and has also served as CCO for Asiacell Iraq, part of Ooredoo Group.

Ahmad brings over 20 years of ICT experience to the role, having worked for some of the Middle East and Africa’s largest telecoms groups, including Orascom, Etisalat, Ooredoo and Airtel Africa.

In this newly created role, Ahmad will help drive operational excellence across the group’s 13 countries of operation, creating value for its shareholders and achieving new economies of scale.

Commenting on his appointment, Nic Rudnick, Group CEO of Liquid Telecom said: “Ahmad is uniquely qualified to oversee the group’s operations as we expand further across Africa. He brings exceptional experience to the role and will help guide the company through our next phase of growth and innovation”

In his response, Ahmad says he is pleased to be joining Liquid Telecom during such an exciting period of growth for the group. “I look forward to working with the rest of the management team to enhance our operating structures and increase efficiency.”

Liquid Telecom is a leading independent data, voice and IP provider in eastern, central and southern Africa. It supplies fibre optic, satellite and international carrier services to Africa’s largest mobile network operators, ISPs and businesses of all sizes. It also provides payment solutions to financial institutions and retailers, as well as award winning data storage and communication solutions to businesses across Africa and beyond.

Liquid Telecom is part of Strive Masiyiwa’s Econet Group.

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