Liquid Telecom Kenya has announced the appointment of Adil Youssefi as its new Chief Executive.
He succeeds Ben Roberts, who will become board Chairman of Liquid Telecom Kenya and concentrate on his role as the Chief Technology Officer for Liquid Telecom Group, a position he has held since 2006.
The new CEO joins Liquid Telecom from Airtel Kenya where he has been Managing Director for three years. Prior to that, he worked for Millicom Group, a mobile operator with operations in several African countries, in various capacities across its subsidiaries. He started as a Senior Advisor to the Chief Officer Asia in Sri Lanka in 2008, then moved to Chad to take up the Chief Executive position and finally served as the Chief Executive of Millicom Ghana in 2012.
Youssefi has over 15 years’ experience in senior management across Africa, Asia and Europe, with expertise in developing markets, leadership and telecoms. He contributed to double-digit growth in the companies he led in Kenya, Ghana and Chad.