Airtel to Second Its Africa Staff to India


Airtel Africa employees will now be able to work at its parent company in India under a new exchange programme launched. The mobile operator announced that a number of employees from Africa will be transferred to India for a period of one year.

The initial group from Africa to India will be employees from the firm's operations in Congo-Brazzaville, Tanzania, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger and Zambia. The initial phase of this new programme has also lead to the integration of specialized staff from Bharti airtel into some African markets: "They will spend up to one year working within various units which include Bharti airtel's network infrastructure development, solutions for medium sized enterprises, sales and distribution, financial systems, marketing and other functions," a statement from the company said.

Bharti Airtel intends to replicate its low cost model in India in the African market and this programme is a way to equip key staff with the necessary experience.