In a statement mid this week, Airtel Tanzania’s board of directors also welcomed designate Managing Director, Dinesh Balsingh and challenged his to maintain the good performance the company has witnessed under Mathen.
“Airtel Tanzania Plc has today announced a change in its leadership team with the appointment of Dinesh Balsingh as Managing Director designate for following the resignation of George Mathen, Balsingh will assume office from January 2022,” the statement said.
The board of directors said Mathen, who spent two and half years as Airtel Tanzania Managing Director, was instrumental in leading the company’s growth and transformation. “During his tenure, Mathen managed to transform the company and yield fantastic results, with a great turnaround that has seen Airtel Tanzania become more profitable and win the second spot by customer market share, that created a strong dividend paying company for its shareholders,” the statement.
The statement added that Balsingh who is by qualification a sales and marketing professional with over 20 years of experience within the telecoms industry, having worked across multiple geographies and roles. He has led various functions such as sales, marketing and customer service during his career and has strong leadership experience of managing country operations in India and Nigeria.
Regarding Balsingh, the statement explained that he started his career with Hutchison Essar Limited in 2000. He later moved to Airtel in 2006 and Tata Docomo in 2011. Thereafter, he rejoined Airtel in Nigeria where most recently, he delivered significant market share growth in his role as Chief Commercial Officer. Balsingh holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Thiagarajar School of Management.
“The board of directors wishes Mathen the very best in his future endeavours and welcome Balsingh the newly appointed Managing Director,” the statement concluded.