Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has named Wellington Makamure as the operator’s new Regional Chief Executive Officer of Southern Africa, placing him in charge of four key markets in the region.
Makamure previously held the position of Managing Director for Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe and has also been an Executive in the Liquid Telecom Group’s Southern Africa setup.
“We’re delighted to announce Wellington Makamure as our first Regional CEO of Southern Africa. The first centimeter of Liquid Telecom’s network was laid in Zimbabwe and Wellington has played an important role in establishing the country as a centre of excellence that can serve as an inspiration to our other businesses throughout the Southern African region,” said Ahmad Mokhles, Group Chief Operating Officer, Liquid Telecom.
The Regional CEO of Southern Africa is a new position within Liquid Telecom, and forms part of the group’s wider digital transformation strategy. The organization is migrating to a digitally enhanced operating model that will deliver higher levels of customer experience and ensure for long-term business sustainability.
Speaking on his new appointment, Wellington Makamure, said: “This appointment is because of my team’s dedication and hard work. I am humbled and honored to be recognized in this way and understand the significance of this new role and how it is aligned with the strategic thrust and growth of the business. I look forward to building a stronger and cohesive team in the region so as to achieve our key objectives and ensure that we meet our vision of building Africa’s digital future.”
He recently won a National Leadership Excellence Award for Manager of the Year at the Zimbabwe Institute of Management Awards, and has also received a National Business Leadership Award from the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC).