AIRTEL UGANDA Managing Director Tom Gutjahr has landed a bumper deal in Algeria and will be leaving next month, Xclusive UG reveals.

Tom Gutjahr

Tom Gutjahr


Sources tell us that Gutjahr has landed a lucrative deal with DigiCell Mobile, the biggest telecommunications company in the North African nation.


Xclusive UG can reliably reveal that that the experienced and hardworking Gutjahr will be starting work next month June following his resignation from Airtel at the start of this year.


Mr. Gutjahr took over at

Airtel Uganda in August 2014 replacing Arindam Chakrabarty who had been the firm’s acting Managing Director.


During his tenure, Airtel Uganda achieved significant growth that saw the telecom company compete head to head with MTN.

Airtel also achieved significant improvements to its services, connecting millions of consumers to the internet in Africa.


Before the Airtel appointment, Mr. Gutjahr was Chief Executive Officer in Tigo Paraguay (Millicom International Cellular), the biggest operation in the Millicom Group. Prior to that, he had a stint as CEO for the Tigo operation in Rwanda in 2011; and CEO for Tigo in Chad between 2008 and 2010.

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