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Airtel Zambia gets new MD as Charity Lumpa retires

Economy Airtel Zambia gets new MD as Charity Lumpa retires

Matero Business Resident Lovemore Mulenga the winner of a 3 bed rooms house , shaking hands with Airtel MD Charity Lumpa while looking on are his wife Jacqueline Kasonde Mulenga aND Airtel Marketing Director Walid Akkaoui after the handover of the house worth of K500,000 at the North Gate Garden Mandevu area in Lusaka
Matero Business Resident Lovemore Mulenga the winner of a 3 bed rooms house , shaking hands with Airtel MD Charity Lumpa while looking on are his wife Jacqueline Kasonde Mulenga aND Airtel Marketing Director Walid Akkaoui after the handover of the house worth of K500,000 at the North Gate Garden Mandevu area in Lusaka

Bharti Airtel has announced the appointment of Peter Correia as the Managing Director, Zambia with effect from 1st March 2015.

Mr Correia will be joining Airtel Africa from the Liquid Telecommunications Group where he has been the Managing Director for the South Africa Operations as well as the Group Director of Operations for the entire Liquid Group.

Speaking on the appointment, Airtel Africa’s Chief Executive Officer Christian de Faria said, ‘Mr Correia will be taking over from Charity Lumpa, who has requested to leave the company on early retirement to pursue other personal interests. During her tenure as Managing Director, Ms. Lumpa has invested time and effort in building a strong corporate reputation and improving our network quality. The operation has won several awards during her tenure. Please join me in welcoming Mr Correia to Airtel Africa and in wishing Ms Lumpa all the very best in her future endeavours as she hands over to”.

Mr. Correia, a graduate of Electronic Engineering, will be coming into Airtel with broad telecommunications experience from several operators.

He worked with Siemens Ltd South Africa as an Electrical Engineer before joining the Vodacom Group as Manager Planning and Optimization for the South African GSM business.

He then joined the Department of Posts & Telecommunications – South Africa, after which he moved on to MASCOM Botswana where worked as Project Director – Network Services.

Mr. Correia then worked with Econet Wireless International, first as General Manager – Network Services – Zimbabwe, then as Chief Engineer Network services and later as Group Chief Technical Officer – South Africa.

In February 2001, he moved to Mozambique Cellular SARL as Chief executive officer and later worked with Vodacom as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director from 2005 to 2011, before moving to Liquid Telecommunications.

18 COMMENTS

  1. I should think Zambians were of the view that even the next managing Director would be a Zambian, however, I also have some reservations to our own Zambian bosses, once in those positions, they become untouchables and all they do is bringing in corruption. Airtel of late was a very big let down. The services were very very poor to say the list. For me this is some good redence. In Zambia we have some household names that are just taken on board whether dull or not. These are the clans who have made Zambia not progress. Some of these individuals have not known what hardships are in life, as a result whatever organization they joint, they fail to look at the status of the communities they are saving in terms of financial capacity.

    • I agree with Rasco’s views. Air tell has been disappointing. Their service is shoddy, their staff arrogant. Most f them behave like they are doing you a favour when it is the other way round. The staff forget that we the customers pay their wages. Zambian bosses are used by politicians as well. Hope the new boss will sweep clean and rid Airtel of people with i progressive attitudes.

  2. I must say good riddance. She knew nothing. She was only interested in appearing in newspapers and TV and on adverts. Though I was hoping they appoint another Zambian.

  3. This former Zain “brand” lost it when it was bought by India’s bharti airtel. Things started to fall apart. There was a Mr King then (not a Zambian). Indian companies have a modus operandi of using PR to make bad management/operations “look good”. We saw it at Banani & we continue to see this KCM where journalists are hired & given fancy corporate positions to put up a fake PR front whilst operations ”rot”. Even replacing a Tata bus to ferry miners becomes a major PR stunt for the TVs & newspapers! Charity was probably just following orders from her Indian masters to be “PR” MD has now decided that ENOUGH is ENOUGH! But as Zambians we are quick to do PHD! My hunch is that it will be business as usual at airtel or the new man will leave faster than he came if he tries to…

  4. Well I hope things improve for the better. He’s very experienced and let’s hope that will reflect in the running of Airtel.
    I still think Zambia needs a fourth Cellular network provider. Competition is required as the three network easily dictate the market. Very high calling and data rates as compared to other countries

  5. Charity no doubt is good riddance. Service provision plummeted during her tenure and but opted to play public relations rather than solution orientated CEO.
    This is the problem with appointing women for the sake of gender without looking at performance. Energy regulation Board is another good example. They do not know when to reduce and by what margins but are quick to issue meaningless PR statements. Mark my word. Charity is in the new ministerial cabinet and is what will make EL useless and lose 2016 elections. Performance is not about appointing women but those Zambians that have what it takes to make Zambia a better place. No doubt Wina’s appointment is deserving and is based on objective principle but EL should not go to sleep because of showered praises on his appointing females.

  6. Continued.
    Many of those who have worked in the banks, Barclays, Standard Chartered will share with you the pains these women inflicted on fellow workers

  7. WHO IS THIS LUMPA? IS HE TONGA OR BEMBA OR NYANJA? YOU SEE THAT ALL BIG POSITIONS GO TO EITHER BEMBA OR NYANJA BOTH IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ESTABLISHMENTS, AND YOU STILL SAY ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION, FORGET IT! THE WAR HAS JUST BEGUN! WE SHALL FIGHT UNTIL JUSTICE AND EQUALITY IS ATTAINED IN ZAMBIA. BEMBAS CAN NOT BE ALLOWED TO DOMINATE THE POLITICS AND THE ECONOMICS OF OUR COUNTRY. WHO ARE THEY, BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT MORE SPECIAL THAN TONGAS OR ANY OTHER TRIBE.

    • How I wish every human being did a wee philosophy! Your reasoning is so incoherent. What you have done is called the straw man fallacy where one draws a conclusion from misrepresented facts or premisses. Sober up my friend and endeavour to seek recourse to reason at all times rather than emotion.

  8. IF IT WAS A TONGA APPOINTMENT, THESE BEMBAS WERE ALREADY GOING TO START COMPLAINING BEFORE HE EVEN STARTS TO WORK. SELFISH PEOPLE WHO CAME FROM DRC CONGO LUBA-LUNDA!

    • Kindly stop being tribal as much as I’m a UPND supporter but on this one I’m saying stop it.Bemba & Tongas are one people if you did not know ,Tongas marry bembas and bembas marry tongas , so where is the problem here?

  9. Good riddance! That woman has caused so much pain to her fellow women from Stanbic, ZNTB, Eco Bank and finally Airtel. She treats and looks at people as though they were feaces.

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