10 May 2019


Zamtel appoints Kenneth Sinkamba as Chief Commercial Officer

Zamtel has announced the appointment of Mr Kenneth Sinkamba as the company’s Chief Commercial Officer, effective May 2nd 2019.

A Fellow of the Zambia Institute of Marketing, Mr Sinkamba brings a wealth of industry experience having worked in various leading organisations across the FMCG and telecoms sectors.

According to a statement released by Zamtel, Mr Sinkamba joins Zamtel after serving as Head of Trade for Zambia at Distell Zambia Limited, Africa’s leading producer and marketer of wines, spirits, ciders and other ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages.

He also spent ten years at Zambian Breweries where he rose through the ranks of Distribution Development Manager, Trade Marketing Manager (Beer) and finally as Sales & Marketing Manager (Sparkling Beverages) before joining Celtel Zambia (Now Airtel) and served as National Distribution Manager, Consumer Sales Manager and later as Zonal Business Manager for Copperbelt & North-Western zone.

Following a five-year stint at Airtel, he joined the Zambia Daily Mail Limited as Director – Commercial.

Zamtel Management says it is confident that Mr. Sinkamba will help grow the company and reposition the business on the local market.


South African Internet legend Alan Barrett steps aside as AFRINIC CEO

Alan Barrett will be leaving his role as AFRINIC chief executive officer on 26 July 2019, the organisation has announced.

“I have taken the difficult decision to leave AFRINIC, after four years as CEO. I have been both proud to serve the African community, and humble to realise how small my own contributions have been,” Barrett said.

“Any success that AFRINIC has enjoyed has been the result of a joint effort by many people, including the previous CEO, our dedicated and talented staff, board members past and present, our vibrant community, and volunteers who serve on various committees.”

Barrett said that much work remains to be done to make Internet access affordable, open, and available throughout Africa.

“I firmly believe in AFRINIC’s vision to be the leading force in growing the Internet for Africa’s sustainable development, and I have every confidence that the board and staff will continue to work towards that goal.”

Internet pioneer

Alan Barrett is an Internet pioneer in South Africa, and was part of the group of people who helped establish South Africa’s first TCP/IP link to the United States in 1991.

Barrett later cofounded the country’s first Internet service provider – The Internetworking Company of Southern Africa (TICSA).

TICSA later became UUNET Internet Africa, which was acquired by Verizon in 2006 and traded as Verizon Business. MTN bought Verizon Business South Africa in March 2009.

AFRINIC thanked Barrett for his dedication, commitment, and outstanding contribution to the global and African Internet community.

It will launch a search process for a new CEO as soon as possible, it added.