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Orange Telecom appoints seven new African CEOs

September 21, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms

Mobile service operator Orange, which operates in a number of African countries, has appointed new Chief Executive Officers in seven of its African and Middle Eastern subsidiaries.

Orange has appointed new Chief Executive Officers in seven of its African and Middle Eastern subsidiaries (image: file)

“These appointments fall within the Group’s international mobility policy and, in each case, were made at the end of the terms of the departing Chief Executive Officers. All of the appointments will be effective by October 1, 2012,” Orange said in a press statement.

The new appointment are:

* Brelotte Ba as Chief Executive Officer of Orange Niger,

* Michel Barré as Chief Executive Officer of Orange Madagascar,

* Jean-Luc Bohé as Chief Executive Officer of Orange Mali,

* Didier Charvet as Chief Executive Officer of Orange Tunisia,

* Nathalie Clere as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Mauritius Telecom

* Alioune Ndiaye as Chief Executive Officer of Sonatel in Senegal,

* Jean-François Thomas as Chief Executive Officer of Jordan Telecom.

“All of the new Chief Executive Officers have substantial international experience in the telecommunications sector. I am confident in their ability to continue to develop the activities of these seven subsidiaries, where we operate under the Orange brand,” said Marc Rennard, Senior Executive Vice President of France Telecom-Orange for Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Rennard also thanked the previous CEOs for their hard work. “I also wish to extend my heartfelt thanks to each of their predecessors, who made significant contributions to the growth and solid economic performance of their companies. Development in Africa and the Middle East, where the Group is present in 20 countries, is a major goal for Orange, which has set its sights on reaching 7 billion euros in revenues in the region by 2015,” he concluded.

Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor

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