Earlier this week, the Board of AirtelTigo announced its new Chief Executive Officer, Murthy Chaganthi.
Chaganthi received his education in India and has experience in Commercial and Business strategy, General Management, Sales and Marketing.
From the XLRI Business School in Jamshedpur in India, Chaganthi obtained his MBA in Marketing and Finance while he also holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University College of Engineering in Hyderabad, India.
Chaganthi worked in various leadership positions before he started working with AirtelTigo. For more than 20 years, he had various roles in the Telecommunications and Fast-moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector in India and Ghana.
He led the Bharti Airtel team in India to deliver quality network and great customer experience in his capacity as the CEO of the Gujarati Circle. In his time, the telecommunications company witnessed a huge turnaround.
The AirtelTigo board is confident in Chaganthi’s capabilities based on his experience and achievements since he joined the company on January 3, 2018.
“We are confident that Chaganti will carry on our vision of ‘Making Life Simple’ while keeping us focused on meeting our customers’ needs and holding us to our new commitment of being Simple, Transparent and Relevant,”Board of AirtelTigo
He joined AirtelTigo as the Chief Operating Officer and he was responsible for the merger of Milicom Ghana and Airtel Ghana; a process which he facilitated in record time. As the COO, he worked with his team to reduce the cost of operations and as a result delivered significant savings in operating expense (OPEX).
With his experience working both in India and Ghana, Murthy Chaganthi’s executive appointment puts him in a position with greater responsibilities where both his skills and his experience are needed.