Millicom names new EVP & CEO for Africa division

Cynthia Gordon: Executive Vice President and CEO – Africa Division Millicom.

Millicom has announced the appointment of Cynthia Gordon as Executive Vice President and CEO of its Africa Division.

Gordon will take up her role on 21 September 2015, according to the company. Millicom revealed that Gordon will be responsible for leading the company’s operations in Tanzania, Ghana, DRC, Senegal, Rwanda and Chad.

Gordon will report directly to Millicom’s CEO and will lead a newly created Africa Executive Committee to oversee and drive Millicom’s African operations.

Commenting on her appointment Mauricio Ramos, Chief Executive Officer, Millicom, said: “I am delighted to welcome Cynthia to Millicom. Under Cynthia’s leadership, the Africa division will be optimized to focus on delivering organic growth in the region. She knows the telecoms industry inside-out, and will bring her commercial acumen to support the delivery of our strategy to build and grow our digital services in Africa while creating value for our shareholders.”

Gordon has more than 20 years of telecoms experience, leading mobile, broadband and fixed line operations in emerging markets across Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Russia. She developed her Africa experience while at Orange, where she was Vice-President of Partnerships and Emerging Markets, and Ooredoo, where she was Chief Commercial Officer. She will remain on the board of commissioners of Ooredoo’s largest operating company, Indosat.

Darryl Linington