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Posted on 24 Jul 2020 Departure of Teddy Bhullar, Emtel CEO. Appointment of Kresh Goomany to the head of the first mobile operator
Departure of Teddy Bhullar, Emtel CEO. Appointment of Kresh Goomany to the head of the first mobile operator

After 5 years as CEO of EMTEL, Teddy Bhullar has decided to move towards new horizons as from the 1st of January 2021.

After an international career in the FMCG and in the Telecoms industry, Teddy Bhullar joined EMTEL as CEO in 2015.

During these 5 last years, Teddy Bhullar and his team have succeeded in turning the company into a major player in the Information and Communication Technologies sector.

In line with the succession planning in place, it is the current Deputy CEO, Kresh Goomany who has been nominated to become the new CEO of EMTEL as from the 1st of January 2021. Kresh Goomany has joined EMTEL in 2014 and has more than 28 years of experience in Telecoms sector.

Kresh Goomany has launched many major projects within EMTEL and has played a key role in EMTEL’s journey over the six last years.

In order to ensure a smooth transition, Kresh Goomany will act as CEO Designate, as from 1st of August 2020.

Bashir Currimjee, Chairman of the Currimjee Group and Chairman of EMTEL, has thanked Teddy Bhullar and welcomed Kresh Goomany in his new role as CEO “All the Currimjee Group as well as the whole EMTEL team join me to thank Teddy Bhullar for his precious collaboration which has enabled to bring EMTEL to a new level, the level of a complete player in the ICT field.

Following the decision of Teddy Bhullar and as planned in our succession planning, we have proposed to Kresh Goomany to become the new CEO of EMTEL. Kresh has been in the Group for 6 years and has managed successfully several key projects at EMTEL. Kresh will have the mission to drive EMTEL to the development of new services to meet the customers expectations. Everyone joins me in wishing Kresh success in his new responsibilities”.



EMTEL LTD became the first mobile telephony operator in the whole Southern Hemisphere in 1989. From a mobile telephone company, EMTEL has evolved into a one-stop-shop for ICT solutions offering a wide range of products and services for individuals, enterprises and Homes. EMTEL’s innovations include the first 3G Network in Africa in 2004. Today with 4G and FTTB services it is one of the most technologically advanced operator in Africa. In June 2015, EMTEL has launched Airbox thus providing Unlimited Internet to the home in a quicker and hassle free manner. EMTEL also offers international connectivity solutions via undersea Optical Fibre in a redundant mode via both SAFE and LION cables and also has a state-of-the-art Tier 3 Data Centre. EMTEL is a founder member of the METISS submarine cable which is expected to be in service in 2020 and which will provide extra capacity and even further redundancy to connect Mauritius to the world.  

EMTEL services to the individuals and home include mobile telephony, fixed telephony and high speed broadband.   

EMTEL is a Currimjee Group company owned in partnership with Bharti Group.



The Currimjee Group is a family-owned business with 130 years of existence founded by the Currimjee Family. The Group currently operates in seven business sectors: Telecoms, Media & IT, Real Estate, Hospitality & Tourism, Commerce & Financial Services, Energy, Food & Beverages and Home & Personal Care.

With brands like EMTEL, CANAL+, TOTAL, ANANTARA, PEPSI, VITAL, TARA, NATIONAL, BATIMEX, ARCADES CURRIMJEE, QUAY11… the Group is part of the day-to-day life of each and every Mauritian household.

With deep-rooted values, a clear vision, a strong governance, a united team, a professional and multicultural management team, the Group aims to continue its development in a sustainable manner so as to leave a strong legacy to the future generation.

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