Topyster Muga, new Airtel Money head
Bharti Airtel has appointment Topyster Muga and Venkateshwaran Ramakrishnan the new head of Airtel Money and Finance Director respectively for its operation in Kenya.
“I am delighted to have Topyster and Venkat join our leadership team in Kenya. They both bring along unique individual qualities, diverse cross cultural and international experience that will add to the quality of our leadership team’s capability to better serve our customers. I wish them the best of every success and prosperous careers in their assignments with us,” Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi said while commenting on the appointments.
In her pervious role, Muga was the principal product development Manager for M-PESA, Vodafone Group Services in the UK.
She comes with over eight years experience in the telecoms industry, five of which have been with Airtel Kenya and a year within Airtel Africa.
Muga started off as an IT project coordinator and development engineer and grew within the ranks to become Manager, Information Systems.
She then joined Airtel Africa in 2010 as Senior Manager, Group Value Added Services.
Muga holds a First Class Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from Kenyatta University.
Meanwhile, Ramakrishnan joined Airtel in India in 2006 as a Financial Reporting Manager. Prior to joining Airtel, Ramakrishnan worked for Vodaphone in Banglore where he was the Head of Consolidation for the Vodaphone Group in India.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Sir Sayatha Sayi and is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of the institute of Chartered Accountants of India.