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Airtel challenges business leaders to innovate

Airtel challenges business leaders to innovate

By Dhahabu Writer

Telecommunications giant, Airtel, this morning hosted an executive breakfast which brought together over 20 renowned business leaders from the financial and manufacturing sectors in Kenya.

The meeting led by Airtel Kenya chief executive, Adil El Youssefi, under the theme “Building partnerships for the future” brought together the leaders to review and explore innovative solutions driven by technology within the telecommunication space that will help businesses growth in the country and across Africa.

In attendance, among others, were Barclays Kenya boss Jeremy Awori, Gulf African Bank Managing Director Abdalla Abdulkhalik, Citibank East Africa Chief Executive, Joy-Ann Wainaina, Kenafric Industries Limited Chief Executive Bharat Shah, Jubilee Insurance General Manager, Pensions David Ogega, FEP Holdings Group Chief Operating Officer, Maurice Korir, Savannah Cement Head of Sales and Marketing, Eric Masindet, Co-operative Bank of Kenya Head of government and Public Sector Banking, Silvance Nono and Chandaria Industries Group Executive and Director, Darshan Chandaria.

Speaking at the meeting, Mr Youssefi said that the telecos is riding on the wave of the economy to provide best products and services in support of business in Kenya and across Africa. He expressed his delight at the opportunity to interact with the CEOs to jointly explore new innovative solutions that will take advantage of Airtel’s technology to help businesses take advantage of the digital opportunities for business growth.

Airtel Africa Vice President and Group Head – Airtel Business, Deji Ilesanmi, shared examples of best practices where Airtel has collaborated with various organizations across Africa urging the business leaders to take advantage of Airtel’s geographical footprint in Africa to take their businesses forward.

“This forum is helpful as it gives us an opportunity to collectively share ideas on disruptive communication solutions that our sectors require to help drive businesses. We are happy with the existing partnership that we currently have with Airtel and we are committed to continue working together in future,”

said Kenafric Industries Limited chief executive, Bharat Shah.

Airtel Business (Enterprise Business Unit) is responsible for developing end to end technology and telecommunication solutions to the business market comprising of corporates, government and public sector, SMEs and global markets. Customers can chose from Airtel’s bouquet of business mobility voice and data services, bundled and broadband plans, fixed network services, managed and hosted services, business to business (B2B) and consumer to business (C2B) payment solutions through Airtel Money.

The Telco’s multi-country footprint and assets makes it the provider of choice for multinationals with regional/global operations requiring cross boarder fixed connectivity and collaboration services, and offers affordable roaming experience to the business and leisure traveller under the ‘One Airtel’ roaming service – in comparison to its competitors.


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