Airtel Africa plc has announced the appointment of Kelly Bayer Rosmarin as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 27 October 2020.
Airtel Africa is a major provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with presence in 14 countries in Africa, primarily in East Africa and Central and West Africa.
Airtel Africa offers an integrated suite of telecommunications solution to its subscribers, including mobile voice and data services as well as mobile money services both nationally and internationally.
The New Non-Executive Director, Ms. Kelly Bayer Rosmarin is currently the CEO of Singtel Optus and Consumer Australia. She also serves as an Independent non-executive director on the Board of OpenPay, Australia.
However, She was previously with Commonwealth Bank of Australia, where she held several senior positions and varied portfolios, before being appointed as Group Executive of Institutional Banking and Markets.
Kelly Bayer is recognised for leveraging technology, data and analytics to develop leading customer services and experience. She was named in the Top 10 Businesswomen in Australia and the Top 25 Women in Asia Pacific Finance, she holds a variety of Board and advisory responsibilities.
Kelly Bayer will replace Arthur Lang who will step down as a non-executive director on the same date.
The Chairman of Airtel Africa Group, Sunil Bharti Mittal appreciated Arthur Lang saying, “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Arthur, who joined the Board in October 2018 and supported the company through its IPO, for his significant contribution to the success of our strategy to build Airtel Africa into a market leading mobile service provider and wish him well for the future.”
Mittal further said, “I am delighted that Kelly has agreed to join the Airtel Africa Board and we very much look forward to working closely with her”.
Ms. Kelly Bayer’s appointment is by nomination of the controlling shareholder pursuant to the terms of relationship agreement dated 17 June 2019 between the Company, Bharti Airtel, Airtel Africa Mauritius Limited, the majority shareholder and an indirect subsidiary of Bharti Airtel, and Bharti Telecom.