Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has appointed Adil Youssefi as the new Regional CEO of East Africa, where he will oversee five key markets in the region.
Liquid Telecom is a leading communications solutions provider across 13 countries and has built Africa’s largest independent fibre network, spanning over 50,000km, and operates state-of-the-art data centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Nairobi.
In his new role, Adil will be directly responsible for the leadership, strategic and operational management of Liquid Telecom’s wholesale, enterprise and retail businesses throughout Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.
An internal promotion, Adil has served as CEO of Liquid Telecom Kenya since April 2017, helping to further strengthen the company’s strong position in the local market.
During his time as CEO, Adil oversaw a groundbreaking 10-year partnership with Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO), which will enable Liquid Telecom Kenya to operate KETRACO’s Optical Ground Wire (OPGW) fibre cable and expand its internet network further across East Africa.
“Liquid Telecom Kenya is recognised as an innovator in the Kenyan telecoms market. Under Adil’s leadership, we will be able to bring new ideas and ways of thinking to other markets in East Africa, allowing Liquid Telecom to become a major regional force,” said Ahmad Mokhles, Group Chief Operating Officer, Liquid Telecom.
The Regional CEO of Eastern Africa is a new position within Liquid Telecom, and forms part of the group’s wider digital transformation strategy. The organisation is migrating to a digitally enhanced operating model that will deliver higher levels of customer experience and ensure for long-term business sustainability.
Adil has over 17 years’ experience in senior management across Africa, Asia and Europe, with expertise in developing markets, leadership and telecoms.
“I’m excited to position Liquid Telecom as a major regional player, and be able to deliver innovative service and products to more businesses and customers throughout East Africa, while at the same time provide our colleagues and communities with fantastic development opportunities,” said Adil Youssefi, Regional CEO of East Africa, Liquid Telecom.