Meet Airtel Uganda’s New MD

Airtel Uganda new MD
Airtel Uganda new MD
Tom Gutjahr, New Airtel Uganda MD

After several months of waiting, Airtel Uganda now gets a new “boss”, Tom Gutjahr, a Former Tigo Paraguay chief executive officer is now   Airtel Uganda’s new managing director in effect 1 August. The news was announced through a press statement from Airtel Africa.


Austria’s Gutjahr was previously CEO for three Tigo operations in Paraguay, Rwanda and Chad. The Tigo brand forms part of the Millicom Group. He comes in with a strong Marketing background from Vodafone  Austria where he oversaw re-branding and repositioning of brands, marketing communications, products and offers. He has also been in charge of marketing communications, promotions & pricing, products & services, market research, roaming and CRM.

He has also worked  on due diligence and bid books for projects in Bulgaria, Saudia Arabia, Oman and Iran at Orascom Télécom Algérie as a International Special Project Manager

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The CEO for Airtel Africa, Christian de Faria, said in a statement:

“In Mr. Gutjahr, I am confident that Airtel will continue to enhance the benefits of telecommunications services for the communities in Uganda. I want to warmly welcome him to the Airtel family.”