Lucy Quist leaves Airtel

October 9, 2017
Lucy Quist leaves Airtel

Lucy Quist, Airtel Ghana's CEO is stepping down from  the company to pursue personal interests outside the company.

A short note to her followers on her Facebook page @lucyquistofficial, and her personal website,, confirms her planned exit.

Portions of her note read “After almost three and a half year of leading the amazing team at Airtel Ghana, the time is right for me to move on to the next chapter. It has been a truly remarkable journey and I thank each and every one of you for your support, encouragement and business partnership over the course of my stewardship.

"We are proud of our achievements. Particularly, I want to thank all those who have been part of the many initiatives I have led over the last few years to empower young people and every young person who works with me for that matter. Notably the Evolve with STEM and the Bold New Normal initiatives.

"I look forward to empowering more young people even as I continue my professional journey. Together we will create the Bold New Normal of prosperity for our country and continent”.

It also brings to end months of speculation about her role as CEO of Airtel Ghana once the planned merger between the company and Tigo Ghana are concluded. 

Lucy Quist joined Airtel Ghana in 2014 as the first Ghanaian female CEO of a major multinational telecom company. During her tenure, she successfully led her team to reposition and transform Airtel Ghana into one of the fastest growing telecom companies in the country as well as the industry leader in data and digital innovation and the most loved telecom brand in the daily lives of Ghanaians.