Vice-President OF Alliances

Eric Kibwankay

Eric is a Regional Operating Director with Airtel in DR Congo, after earlier roles with the company
including Regional Commercial Head and Senior Regional Marketing Manager. He joined Airtel in
2014.
He is a passionate results-driven commercial executive with extensive marketing, sales and
commercial leadership experience. He has proven ability to build and develop high-performing teams
and has consistently demonstrated a successful track record of ensuring his teams deliver against
challenging business targets.
As Regional Operating Director, Eric owns a multimillion USD revenue target and has made a major
contribution to impressive EBIDTA margin by combining revenue growth and OPEX reduction. He has
a proven leadership brand that drive a strong employee engagement and a firm belief in promoting
excellence throughout the organization.

Eric sees operational excellence, employee and partner engagements as key success factors to
organizations doing business in DRC or looking to set foot in the country to capitalize on its huge
potential. In his earlier career, Eric worked in business development roles for Engen Oil and
ProtelCongo, both in DR Congo, and for Informatica and BEA Systems/Oracle, both in the USA.


He has an MBA from Ashland University in the USA where he specialized in product marketing
strategy, sales & project management and a master’s degree from the University of Montpellier
where he studied marketing and commercial strategy. Eric is fluent in English, French and Lingala and
has a good level of conversational Spanish.
Eric is a world-class citizen and a proud husband and father and enjoys playing tennis, reading, social
media and riding motorbikes