Zantel Tanzania, has announced the appointment of Pratap Ghose as their new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), replacing Ali Bin Jarsh, who successfully led the operations at Zantel Tanzania for the past couple of years.
Prior to this appointment Pratap, who has 18 years experience in various sectors including telecommunication was the Group Vice president for Etisalat, Finance and Business Optimization for the Africa Region for Etisalat Group.
He has also held various executive positions in the Etisalat Group such as Chief Financial Officer for Etisalat’s Indian operations and Member of Board of Directors for Atlantique Telecom S.A, Ivory Coast.
Mr. Ghose has an understanding of Tanzanian market as he had served as an Advisor for Zantel Tanzania and was the Chief Financial Officer for Millicom’s International (Tigo) operations in Tanzania. He is therefore conversant with the lay of the land and people of Tanzania.
Speaking about the appointment, Zantel Tanzania said: “We’re very excited to have Pratap joining the team as he brings a wide range of experience from emerging markets as diverse as India, Nigeria and Middle East’’
Pratap holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School, Australia and is also a qualified Chartered Accountant. In Zantel he would be responsible for enhancing market share and margins along with growth of alternate revenue streams including 3G, Data, Ezypesa and value added services, taking Zantel to their next phase.
Zantel is the official brand name for Zanzibar Telecom Limited, the fourth mobile service provider in Tanzania. Zantel is a home-grown Tanzanian company that seeks to positively enhance the lives of all its customers through improved communications.
By providing value, high quality and smooth services, Zantel seeks to present customers with service they can rely on whether to conduct business efficiently or simply stay in touch with friends and family.
Zantel is the only telecommunication company in Tanzania offering total communication solutions for both voice and data services through its GSM 2G, 3G, and CDMA networks. Zantel also offers international traffic and carrier services.
Zantel was the first private telecom company in Tanzania to own an international gateway that enabled Zantel to reduce the rates for international calls by 60% that paved way for cheaper international calls in the country. It offers the most affordable and competitive international rates in the country to all the popular international destinations in the world and is partnering with more mobile companies to ensure customers roam with Zantel anywhere in the world. Today, Zantel’s network covers all cities, major towns, highways and rural areas in Tanzania.