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Airtel Kenya new chairman Louis Onyango Otieno and new MD Ashish Malhotra. [Photo/ Courtesy]

Airtel Kenya Limited has appointed Mr Louis Onyango Otieno as the new chairman, and Mr Ashish Malhotra as the new managing director.

Mr Otieno serves as Chairman of Absa Asset Management Limited. He is also an independent non-executive director at Absa Bank Kenya Plc and Nation Media Group Plc.

He began his career at EEC Financial Services in New York, rising to the position of Assistant Vice President. He later joined Microsoft Corporation in 1997, leading the business in Africa in different capacities for 21 years.

On the other hand, Malhotra was previously the Group Head of Sales and Marketing at Airtel Africa, leading the function in 14 countries where Airtel is operational.

He takes over from Mr. Prasanta Das Sarma, who has held the position since January 2017. Mr. Das Sarma is moving to a new role as the Fiber Company CEO for Airtel Africa.

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