Susan M’kandawire Mulikita is the new CEO of Liquid Telecom Zambia, expected to accelerate growth and market penetration across the South-central African country.
Based in Zambia, Mulikita joined the company on January 14, 2019, becoming the first female to join Liquid Telecom’s Southern Africa regional executive leadership team as CEO.
She is also the first female CEO responsible for ICT in Zambia.
Liquid Telecom’s Southern Africa Region CEO Wellington Makamure said, “This senior appointment marks an exciting new step in Liquid Telecom’s strategy to build Africa’s digital future.”
He added, “Susan’s exceptional talent and experience will bring greater synergy to the Southern Africa region, and enable more customers to capitalise on Liquid Telecom’s connectivity, hosting, co-location and digital solutions portfolio – driving innovation and growth across the region.”
He said that Mulikita’s appointment demonstrates Liquid Telecom’s continued focus on diversity and inclusiveness, especially at a regional level.
With more than 20 years’ ICT experience, Mulikita has held senior level positions in both private sector and public organisations.
Among the organisations she has worked in include Airtel where she was responsible for telecommunications and ICT law, policy, regulation and stakeholder management.
She is also a qualified practitioner of Telecoms/ICT Policy, Law, Regulation and Management.
“This is an exciting time to be joining Liquid Telecom Zambia. The company offers superior service at both carrier and retail level and is poised to compete successfully in the Zambian ICT and telecoms landscape,” she said on her appointment.
“I look forward to working collaboratively with our partners, government and other stakeholders to deliver innovative and compelling ICT and telecoms services. I am also very pleased to join a brand that promotes equal opportunities and inclusive leadership at the highest levels of the organisation.”
Early in January, Liquid Telecom appointed Mohamed Abdel Bassit as the Regional CEO for Middle East and West Africa (MEWA).
He will be responsible for driving Liquid Telecom’s expansion across
Based in Cairo, Bassit will oversee the group’s expansion further into MEWA following the recent news that it is investing US$400m in the Egyptian market and has completed the first fibre network to stretch all the way from Cape Town to Cairo.
He is to also explore new market opportunities in West Africa as Liquid Telecom begins expanding its service offering into the region.
The Regional CEO of MEWA is a new position within Liquid Telecom, and forms part of the group’s wider digital transformation strategy.
“The MEWA region is home to some of the fastest growing economies in Africa and we are delighted to bring on-board Mohamed Abdel Bassit to help accelerate our expansion into these markets.
He is a highly experienced telecoms executive with extensive local knowledge that will help guide us to success in these regions,” said Ahmad Mokhles, Group Chief Operating Officer, Liquid Telecom.
Bassit brings more than 20 years of experience in the ICT industry spanning sales, business operation and product development, outsourcing and establishing partnerships.
He joins Liquid Telecom from Orange Group, where he served as Regional Director for voice, data and mobile services in the Middle East for the past year.
Bassit holds a master’s degree in marketing.