Airtel Nigeria, a prominent telecommunications company, has unveiled significant additions to its executive leadership team by appointing two new directors.
Kemi Ariyo has been named as the Director of Information and Technology, while Harmanpreet Singh Dhillon assumes the role of Director of Network Transformation and Planning.
These appointments signify a fresh era of innovation and growth for the company.
Carl Cruz, the Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Nigeria, expressed his enthusiasm for these appointments, particularly highlighting Kemi Ariyo’s remarkable experience and leadership capabilities.
Harmanpreet Singh Dhillon leads Airtel’s network transformation
Ariyo is expected to play a crucial role in driving the digital transformation efforts of Airtel Nigeria, and her elevation to this position is seen as a commendable step in promoting female leadership within the company.
Harmanpreet Singh Dhillon, with an impressive telecommunications career spanning over 23 years, is set to lead Airtel’s network transformation initiatives.
His role focuses on enhancing the company’s infrastructure and ensuring uninterrupted services for its subscribers.
Dhillon has previously held key positions at renowned organizations like Vodafone, Nokia, and Huawei, and his tenure as Chief Technology Officer at One Airtel in Karnataka, India, showcased his expertise in technology strategy, network operations, and cost optimization.
Carl Cruz expressed his confidence in the contributions of both Kemi Ariyo and Harmanpreet Singh Dhillon, emphasizing their expertise and experience as invaluable assets for Airtel.
He stressed that their presence would facilitate Airtel’s innovation, enabling the company to remain at the forefront of the industry and develop cutting-edge solutions to meet the evolving needs of its extensive customer base.
Airtel recently completed its staff promotions for the financial year 2023/24.
This promotion cycle marked the elevation of more than 20 employees to senior leadership roles, with three of them being women, and one of these women achieving a vice president position.
These developments underscore Airtel Nigeria’s commitment to fostering talent and diversity within its workforce, positioning itself for continued success and innovation in the telecommunications sector.