Liquid Telecom has appointed Susan M’kandawire Mulikita as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its Zambian unit to accelerate growth and market penetration across the 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.
The University of Zambia graduate attained a Bachelor of Laws Degree there and a Master of Laws (ICT) from the Buckinghamshire New University (UK).
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.”
SOURCE: The Exchange