Vodafone Zambia has appointed Amon Jere as its new Chief Sales and Distribution Officer with effect from February 1, as part of the 4G operator’s drive to expand and fortify its distribution footprint and grow market share.
Mr Jere, whose previous role was as Chief Sales & Distribution Officer at MTN Zambia Limited, has over 15 years of international leadership in commercial, sales and distribution within the telecommunications industry across Southern, Eastern and Western Africa regions.
He has experience in managing commercial teams in both fixed and mobile telecoms. He worked for Celtel Zambia as Sales and Distribution Director and thereafter worked as Sales and Distribution Director for Celtel Kenya. He went on to join Vodafone Ghana as Sales Director. Mr Jere then joined ZAMTEL as Chief Commercial Officer where he turned around the company within 8 months and grew the customer base by more than 200%.
Mr Jere also worked for Glo Ghana as Commercial Director before joining MTN Zambia as Chief Sales and Distribution Officer where he oversaw the growth of the organisation’s market share from 39% to 53%.
“I am excited to be heading up the sales and distribution function at Vodafone Zambia and I look forward to working with management and staff at all levels to continue to grow the business and add real value to the life of the digital consumer and cement the growing position of Vodafone as Zambia’s leading innovative 4G leader by delivering customer oriented digital solutions and bespoke products, creating employment, supporting young people through our graduate development programme and student ambassador programme,” said Mr Jere.
And Lars Stork, CEO of Vodafone Zambia said: “I have no doubt that our new Chief Sales and Distribution Officer will bring the capability and expertise to continue to build Vodafone Zambia as a flagship business in Zambia and maintain its position as an innovative next-generation operator.”