Managing Director of Airtel Rwanda, Amit Chawla resigns

Amit Chawla, the Managing Director of Airtel Rwanda has resigned from the position which he held for three years; IGIHE has learnt from reliable sources which did not reveal reasons for his resignation.

Amit took over the newly merged entity on 31st August 2018 where he oversaw the achievements of several milestones within three years.

Among his accomplishments include the consolidation of the brand Airtel after the takeover of Tigo, its people, products and services as well as modernization of the country’s network, a project that saw the expansion of the Airtel Rwanda Network and the consolidation of Airtel’s reputation as one of mobile internet providers in Rwanda.

During his time with the organization as Managing Director, Airtel Rwanda oversaw great changes.

Under Chawla’s leadership, programs grew and services became more easily available to all customers.

He led the company’s pandemic response that saw Airtel Rwanda direct its CSR budget towards governments efforts to tackle the initial response to the Global pandemic.

Among others, Airtel has gained a reputation for launching ground breaking and bold campaigns such as the recent Va Kugiti Campaign that generated a lot of buzz in the Rwandan market.

Chawla also oversaw the successful roll out of the Airtel Money Branch (AMB) concept, with 71 shops opened in Kigali alone.

The AMB’s concept has completely revolutionized the proximity of a telecom operator to her network of Agents and Freelancers, enabling them to access up to Rwf5 million within walking distance.

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