Hamez has been serving as the Managing Director for Airtel DRC, a position he held for four years. While at the helm of Airtel DRC, Mr. Hamez grew Airtel’s customer base, ensuring investments were targeted at achieving the goals and objectives of the organisation.
He was instrumental in building a strong and sustainable business, setting up 4G and rolling out data network in addition to deepening Airtel’s investments in the DRC.
Hamez has extensive experience in the African telecommunications market having held the role of Chief Executive Officer of Econet Leo in Burundi, Managing Director Expresso at Telecom Senegal and Chief Executive Officer of Sudani Mobile.
Hamez has also served as Group Chief Technical Officer of Sudani Sudan, Managing Director of Celtel Congo B, Group Operations Manager of Celtel Africa, based in the Netherlands.
Through a statement released today; Raghunath Mandava, the CEO of Airtel Africa welcomed Hamez onboard and wished success for the outgoing Managing Director in his future endeavors.
“We are confident that Emmanuel’s strong track record and depth of telecommunications experience makes him a good choice to best serve our valued customers in Rwanda as Managing Director. I would also like to thank Amit for his contribution as he moves on to other endeavors. He was instrumental in leading the Merger & Acquisition integration of Tigo and Airtel and has also worked closely with all stakeholders to enable a collaborative working relationship,” he said.