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MTN appoints senior IT exec to drive enterprise business

January 12, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

In a move to further strengthen its position in the enterprise business segment, MTN Group revealed the appointment of Debbie Minnaar, a former executive at IBM South Africa, as General Manager for Products and Services within its Group Enterprise Business Unit. Minnaar’s appointment is effective immediately. In her new role, she will be responsible for ...

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Luca Rossi resigns from Acer

January 2, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to Digitimes, Acer has announced the resignation of EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, Africa) operations president Luca Rossi. According to Acer, Emmanuel Fromont, currently Pan-America Operations president, has been appointed to succeed Rossi. To add...

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Albrecht appointed as Deezer CEO

December 23, 2014 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Music streaming service Deezer has appointed Hans-Holder Albrecht as CEO. The former Millicom CEO will take on his role effective 1 February 2015. Albrecht comes from Millicom, a telecom and media group that is present in Africa and Latin America, where he...

According to Tigo, the installation is set to enhance customer experience and reduce the inconvenience of customers having to memorise the various short codes for different products and services.

Ghana: Tigo appoints Squire as head of mobile

December 8, 2014 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Tigo Ghana has appointed Tara Squire as its new head of Mobile. According to the company, in his new role Squire will be responsible for both the Commercial and Mobile Financial Services strategy and execution. This includes all products and services ranging...

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Millicom CEO steps down

December 2, 2014 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Millicom CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht has revealed that he will be stepping down from his position at the end of 2014. According to Albrecht, the reason for the move is due to the fact that he wants to develop a number of entrepreneurial projects as well as...


Africa: Orange Business Services appoints Giorgio Heiman as VP

November 25, 2014 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Orange Business Services, the Orange branch dedicated to B2B services, has announced the appointment of Giorgio Heiman as Vice President of Africa, effective this month. Giorgio will share his time between Geneva and Johannesburg and takes over the leadership...

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Titus Naikuni named as Chairman for Airtel Kenya

November 21, 2014 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Bharti Airtel has revealed the appointment of Dr. Titus Naikuni as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Airtel Kenya. Dr. Naikuni, holds a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nairobi. He is also a graduate...

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Guinea: MTN appoints Khumalo as CEO

November 21, 2014 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN has revealed that it has appointed Themba Khumalo as CEO of MTN Guinea. Khumalo succeeds Phumzile Joshua Phike. According to Agence Ecofin, MTN Guinea has shown poor financial performance since 2013, having been overtaken by its main rival Orange Guinea....

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Jimmy Eisenstein named Chairman of Eaton Towers

November 7, 2014 • PeopleComments (0)

Eaton Towers, an independent telecom tower company in Africa, has named Jimmy Eisenstein as the new Non-Executive Chairman. Jimmy was co-founder in 1995 of American Tower Corporation, today the world’s most valuable listed tower company, where he was...


Nigeria: Airtel appoints Belgore as chairman of ops board

October 13, 2014 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Bharti Airtel has revealed the appointment of Alfa Belgore. Belgore will be taking up the position of chairman of the board of directors of Airtel’s Nigeria unit. Belgore is a former Chief Justice of the Republic of Nigeria. Christian de Faria, CEO ...

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Shuttleworth wins R250m court battle against Sarb

October 1, 2014 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mark Shuttleworth, a South African born IT Billionaire, has won his long standing court battle against the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb). Shuttleworth has been awarded R250m by the court of appeal. The court battle began when Shuttleworth attempted to...

According to Tigo, the installation is set to enhance customer experience and reduce the inconvenience of customers having to memorise the various short codes for different products and services.

Tigo DRC appoints new GM

October 1, 2014 • PeopleComments (0)

Tigo DRC has announced the appointment of Uche Ofodile as the new General Manager with effect from 01 October 2014. According to Tigo, Ofodile joins Tigo from Vodafone Ghana, where she held a number of senior management positions. As Chief Marketing Officer,...

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African Telecom CEOs dominate 2014 GTB Power 100 list

September 30, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Global Telecoms Business Power 100 list for 2014 has been revealed. While many countries took the stage, African telecom CEOs took up four positions. Each CEO has moved up the rankings over the past few years. This showcases that Africa has moved from...

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WIOCC CEO among 100 most powerful people in global telecoms

September 30, 2014 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

In this year’s GTB Power 100 listing, Chris WIOCC CEO, climbed the rankings to #62 – up from #65 last year and #79 in 2012. He is one of only four executives from African businesses to grace the listings. Earlier this year, Chris brought the first and...

L-R, Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel with former Commissioner of Ogun State, Dr. Josephine Olatomi Soboyejo presenting the ‘Telecom CEO of The Year’ Award won by Airtel CEO, Segun Ogunsanya, to the Chief Operations Officer, Airtel, Mr. Tolu Ojo who represented the CEO at the Nigerian Telecom Awards 2014 held on Saturday in Lagos.

Nigeria: Ogunsanya named Telecom CEO of The Year

September 22, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, has been revealed as the “Telecom CEO of The Year.” The announcement was made at the 2014 Nigerian Telecoms Awards, which was held this past Saturday 20th September in...


Inoxico appoints new COO

September 17, 2014 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

African risk solutions provider Inoxico has appointed IT entrepreneur John Laatz as Chief Operations Officer. As COO, Laatz will solidify the business’s already strong foundation while introducing and refining processes to drive even greater efficiency and...