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Airtel announces board of directors for Africa unit ahead of share sale

November 05, 2018
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Bharti Airtel has announced the board of directors for its Africa-based unit, Airtel Africa. The board of directors includes representatives from both Airtel and its investors.


Airtel Africa’s directors are- Bharti Enterprises chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal, his son Shravin Bharti Mittal, Bharti Airtel’s Africa chief executive officer (CEO) Raghunath Mandava, Bharti Infratel chairman Akhil Gupta, Warburg Pincus managing director and head of India Vishal Mahadevia, SoftBank Group International president and chief financial officer Alok Sama, CEO International of Singapore Telecommunications Limited Arthur Lang, and Richard Gubbins.

The announcement comes after the operator’s African arm completed raising a fresh equity issue worth $1.25 billion from six leading global investors, including Warburg Pincus, Temasek, Singtel and SoftBank Group International.

Prior to this, in February 2018, Bharti Airtel had announced that it will consider an initial public offering (IPO) for its Africa business.

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