Airtel Africa Plc has appointed Tsega Gebreyes as an independent non-executive director, effective immediately.
According to a notice on the Nigerian Exchange Limited, Gebreyes is the founding partner of Satya Capital Limited and has served as chief business development and strategy officer of Celtel International BV and senior advisor to Zain.
The Chairman, Sunil Bharti Mittal, said, “On behalf of the board, I am delighted that Tsega has agreed to join the Airtel Africa Board and we very much look forward to working closely with her.
“Tsega brings with her great telecommunications experience, working and investing in Africa and above all solid financial acumen. All this adds additional knowledge base at the board.”
According to the statement, Gebreyes serves as a non-executive director of the London Stock Exchange Group, as vice-chair of SES, a publicly listed company in Luxembourg, as director of Satya Capital Limited and as senior advisor to TPG.
It said her previous experience included her role as a founding partner of the New Africa Opportunity Fund, LLP, a $120m private equity fund anchored by Citibank, adding that she had served in various positions at Citibank and McKinsey.