Kyle Whitehill

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During his time at Avanti, Kyle has led the company’s growth strategy, brokered many significant partnerships and helped grow Avanti’s footprint across Africa and Europe. Significant milestones include a landmark agreement to build and host a new HYLAS 4 satellite gateway in Senegal, and a capacity lease agreement with Viasat, as well as prioritising Avanti’s work in education. Under Kyle’s leadership, Avanti has invested $800m in Africa and expects this to be its main revenue stream in the next 5 years. Kyle has also helped the company secure many influential partnerships within the ever-growing SatCom market in the security, government, maritime and enterprise sectors.
Kyle has extensive experience in the FMCG, mobile, fixed and converged products industries. Prior to joining Avanti, he served as CEO of Liquid Telecom South Africa, where he focused on operational excellence, customer experience and talent investment, which led to significant company growth during his tenure.
For 16 years Kyle held various senior leadership positions at Vodafone Group, including CEO of Vodafone Qatar Q.S.C., CEO of Vodafone Ghana, COO of Vodafone India and Chairman of Vodafone India PTY. At Vodafone UK, he has also held positions including Enterprise Business Unit Director, Sales Director and Strategic Relationships Director.
Over Kyle’s 35-year career he has worked across the globe and seen first-hand the benefits a connected life can bring. During his time at Vodafone, working and living in countries like India and Ghana, Kyle realised a personal passion to connect the unconnected. His overarching goal is to be a part of something that will change the world for the better and ensure everyone has the power to ‘Be More’.
25th Anniversary

World Satellite Business Week

September 12-16, 2022
The Westin Paris – Vendôme