French mobile telecom giant Orange has named new Chief Executive Officers to oversee its operations in four countries in Africa and Asia.
Those appointed include Eric Bouquillon for Orange Guinea, Alassane Diene for Orange Mali, Jérôme Hénique for Jordan Telecom and Thierry Marigny, who has been appointed Deputy CEO of Sonatel in Senegal.
According to a release the appointments take effect September 13 and are part of the Group’s international mobility policy.
Marc Rennard, Orange International Executive Vice President for the Africa, Middle East and Asia zone said the four are experienced in the telecommunications industry.
“The new CEOs all have significant executive experience in the telecommunications industry. They will continue and enhance the development of their respective subsidiaries, in an innovation-driven environment. Their contribution will be vital for the Orange group, which is accelerating its growth in Africa and the Middle East,” Rennard said.
Mr Bouquillon, the new CEO of Orange Guinea, is a graduate of the Lille University of Science and Technology and has 30 years of experience with the Orange Group, while Diene, the new CEO of Orange Mali, holds an advanced degree in accounting from the Institut des Techniques Economiques et Comptables in Toulouse and has 29 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.
Diene managed the group subsidiary Orange Guinea from its creation in November 2007, while Hénique, the new CEO of Jordan Telecom, is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Postes et Télécommunications. He has spent over two decades with the Orange Group, working in France, Spain and Senegal, where has been the Deputy CEO of the Sonatel Group since 2010.
Mr Marigny, the new Deputy CEO of Sonatel, is a graduate of Telecom Management and holds a Master’s Degree in Telecommunications Management from Université Paris-Dauphine. Most recently, he served as the Global Brand Vice President and launched the new overhaul of the Orange Brand for the whole international Group scope.
Orange currently carries out operations in 29 countries with 248 million customers worldwide, as at June 30, 2015.
In Uganda Orange boarded off its interests to another French company, Africell in 2014, and then issued a statement indicating that the ‘…transaction marks a new step in the Orange Group’s asset portfolio optimisation strategy for which Africa and the Middle-East remain a strategic priority’.