AirtelTigo Chief Executive Mitwa Ng’ambi resigns

AirtelTigo, Ghana’s second largest mobile network operator has announced the resignation of its current CEO Mitwa Kaemba Ng’ambi.

She will be exiting the company as from 13th September 2019. In her resignation notice, Ngambi said that she had chosen to step down due to personal reasons.

The telecommunications company has since appointed Murthy Changanti, the company’s Chief Operating Officer as acting CEO. Changati will head the company until a new Chief Executive is appointed.

Mrs Mitwa Ng’ambi joined AirtelTigo in 2017 and was instrumental in the successful completion of the merger between Airtel and Tigo which happened in November 2017.

She is also accredited with the establishment of the new company’s vision and values.

In a press statement AirtelTigo said that the exiting CEO “has been instrumental in stabilizing the business, positioning it well for further growth.

“While she would be sorely missed, the board, management and staff, thanked her for the invaluable contribution she made and wished her every success for the future.”

While addressing staff, Mrs. Mitwa said: “over the past one year, I look back with so much pride and gratitude and I look ahead into the future of AirtelTigo with so much excitement.”

She was grateful to the staff for the achievements that AirtelTigo was able to record during her tenure.

“We defied the odds and brought the merger to a close in record time,” said Mrs Ng’ambi.

“We have re-launched our brand, come up with fantastic products and are seeing sustained business growth. This had nothing to do with me, and everything to do with you – I am just so super proud.”

The merger between Bharti Airtel and Millicom’s Tigo to create AirtelTigo in 2017 was the first of its kind in Ghana.

The merger created the second largest mobile network operator in Ghana with a subscriber base of 10 million and a revenue of more than US$300 million.

As at 2017, Data from the National Communications Authority showed that Ghana had a total of 37.4 million subscribers.

South Africa’s MTN is currently the largest mobile network operator in the West African nation where mobile use is considered to be the highest in Africa.

Other mobile network operators include Britain’s Vodafone, Nigeria’s Globacom and Sudan’s Sudatel Expresso.

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