TANZANIA – Liquid Telecom, a leading pan-African telecoms group, has appointed Hussein Kitambi as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Raha Liquid Telecom Tanzania.

Hussein brings international cross-functional experience from the telco industry and has worked in different countries across the Africa region.

He comes with a proven track record in improving operational efficiency, leading businesses through change, and interpreting business strategies into actual operating results.

Adil El Youssefi, Liquid Telecom East Africa’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are excited for the future of Raha Liquid Telecom and believe that Hussein will take the company to new heights in Tanzania.

“His talent, vision and insights will create new relationships, transform business strategies and bring positive changes to the business.”

Hussein has worked before as Managing Director for SimbaNET overseeing operations in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, where he was responsible for delivering business platforms to corporates and SMEs.

Hussein also served as Chief Executive Officer for Wananchi Group Tanzania looking after the B2B and B2C markets. Prior to this position, he worked as Chief Operation Officer for Wananchi Business Service Unit (WBS), a business division for Wananchi Group, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

“I look forward to working closely with customers in Tanzania, and helping them achieve their digital transformation,” said Hussein.

Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, partnered with Raha, Tanzania’s leading internet service provider in February last year to become Raha Liquid Telecom.

As the company’s majority shareholder, Liquid Telecom strengthens Raha’s position in the Tanzania market through further investment in both its network and services.

Liquid Telecom is a leading communications solutions provider across 13 countries primarily in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa that serves mobile operators, carriers, enterprise, media and content companies and retail customers with high-speed, reliable connectivity, hosting and co-location and digital services.

It has built Africa’s largest independent fibre network, approaching 70,000km, and operates state-of-the-art data centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Nairobi, with a combined potential 19,000 square metres of rack space and 80 MW of power.

This is in addition to offering leading cloud-based services, such as Microsoft Office365, Microsoft Azure and innovative digital content provision including Netflix and Kwesé TV across our fibre footprint. Through this combined offering Liquid Telecom is enhancing customers experience on their digital journey.