SEM welcomes Bharti Airtel’s CEO Manoj Kohli to Sierra Leone
Sierra Express Media welcomes Bharti Airtelâ€™s Chief Executive Officer Manoj Kohli to Sierra Leone.Â The CEO is expected to visit Sierra Leone to asses Zain Sierra Leone and its operations within the community during his two-day visit.
Mr Kohli was given the task by Bharti Airtel in January of this year to head a new team to acquire companies outside the region after it made its first overseas acquisition. Â Kohli, 51, is a management graduate from Delhi University who did his masters in business administration at the U.K.â€™s Cranfield School of Management.
Mr Kohliâ€™s visit is the very first by a high ranking executive member of Bharti Airtel to Sierra Leone.Â During his visit he will meet with stakeholders, government officials, the press, and President Ernest Bai Koroma present the vision of Bharti Airtel in their take over of Zain operations in Africa.Â
Sunil Bharti Mittal the Founder, Chairman and Group CEO of Bharti Enterprises started his career at the age of 18 years after graduating from Punjab University in India in 1976 and founded Bharti. Today, at 52, he heads a successful enterprise which employs over 30,000 people. Bharti Airtel, the flagship group company, has a market capitalization of approximately US$ 25 billion.Â Bharti has grown from being a manufacturer of bicycle parts to one of the largest and most respected business groups in India. Bharti started its telecom services business by launching mobile services in Delhi (India) in 1995. Since then there has been no looking back and Bharti Airtel, the group’s’ flagship company, has emerged as one of the top telecom companies in the world and is amongst the top five wireless operators in the world.
Through its global telecom operations Bharti group has presence in 21 countries across Asia, Africa and Europe – India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Jersey, Guernsey, Seychelles, Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
What sets Bharti apart from the rest is its ability to forge strong partnerships. Over the years some of biggest names in international business have partnered Bharti. Currently, Singtel, IBM, Ericsson, Nokia Siemens and Alcatel-Lucent are key partners in telecom. Walmart is Bharti’s partner for its cash & carry venture. Axa Group is the partner for the financial services business and Del Monte Pacific for the processed foods division.
Sierra Express Media looks forward to hearing more on Bharti Airtelâ€™s presence in Sierra Leone!
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