Airtel Africa Plc, a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, has announced the appointment of Ms Tsega Gebreyes as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect.
Ms Gebreyes appointment was announced in a statement released by the company to the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) and signed by the Group Company Secretary, Simon O’Hara.
About Tsega Gebreyes
Ms. Gebreyes, an Ethiopian by nationality, is an accomplished financial expert and administrator. She sits on the boards of several private and non-private companies operating in Africa and beyond, serving in various capacities that includes but not limited to; audit, remuneration, finance committees, etc. She currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of the London Stock Exchange Group and as a Vice Chair of SES, a publicly listed company in Luxembourg.
She is the founding partner of Satya Capital Limited, a private investment firm that specializes in Africa related investments. She served as Chief Business Development and Strategy Officer of Celtel International BV and Senior Advisor to Zain. Her previous experience includes her role as a founding partner of the New Africa Opportunity Fund, LLP, a $120 million private equity Fund anchored by Citibank. She has served in various positions at Citibank and McKinsey
Ms. Gebreyes holds a bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Commenting on her appointment, the Chairman of Airtel Africa Plc, 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”