Liquid appoints Mark Townsend to head up Zambia operation
Liquid Telecom has appointed Mark Townsend as CEO of Liquid Telecom Zambia.
According to a statement from the company, Townsend will be directly responsible for the leadership and strategic management of Liquid Telecom’s business operations across Zambia.
The company says its business in the region is focused on extending the reach of its connectivity and digital services to corporates and consumers.
Townsend’s arrival coincides with the company’s next phase of growth - providing fast, reliable connectivity and digital services to more business and consumers across Zambia.
This follows the successful launch of Liquid Fibre and Liquid Data-On-The-Go as part of the company’s rebrand from Hai to Liquid Telecom - overseen and lead by Susan Mulikita, former CEO of Liquid Telecom Zambia, who resigned to pursue other interests.
Wellington Makamure, CEO of Liquid Telecom Southern Africa Region, said: “On behalf of the entire team, I would like to welcome Mark and also thank Susan for her tremendous contribution to the business. In just over a year, she established Liquid Telecom Zambia as the country’s leading fibre network and mobile data solutions provider, while also building a strong and stable foundation for continued growth, including the successful integration and rebrand of our retail business, Hai. As we bid farewell and thanks to Susan, I am delighted that Mark has accepted the role of CEO.”
Liquid says Townsend was raised in Zambia and has over a decade of senior leadership experience with a long-standing career working across the local ICT sector.
His background includes three years as Director of Enterprise Business at MTN Zambia and leadership roles at AfriConnect and Vodacom.
He joins Liquid Telecom from GardaWorld where he was Managing Director of its business in Zambia.