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.
“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 appointments are:
* Brelotte Ba as Chief Executive Officer of Orange Niger, succeeding Jean-Louis Branco. He has held a number of successful executive management positions, in particular Director of Financial Controlling of Sonatel and Marketing Director of Orange Guinée in 2007. He was named CEO of Orange Bissau in 2008.
* Michel Barré as Chief Executive Officer of Orange Madagascar, succeeding Jean-Luc Bohé. He was Director of Operations and Development of Mobistar, CEO of Telemate, then Human Resources Director of Transpac. From October 2007, he was Director of the Eastern Africa, Pacific and Indian Ocean Zone for the AMEA Division.
* Jean-Luc Bohé as Chief Executive Officer of Orange Mali, succeeding Alioune Ndiaye. He was Director of an Operational Unit and was later appointed CEO of Orange Madagascar in 2007.
* Didier Charvet as Chief Executive Officer of Orange Tunisia, succeeding Thierry Marigny. He has held executive management positions in several countries (including Egypt, Mexico, the Netherlands and Switzerland) and has had responsibilities in fixed and mobile operations, networks, customer relations, the wholesale business, supplier relations, international partnerships and local authority relations.
* Nathalie Clere as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Mauritius Telecom, succeeding Jean-François Thomas. She joined Orange in 1994. She held a succession of management positions, most notably in France, Lebanon and Portugal, before being named Director of France Telecom-Orange’s operations in Poland, where she coordinated relations between the France Telecom group and TP.
* Alioune Ndiaye as Chief Executive Officer of Sonatel in Senegal, succeeding Cheikh Tidiane Mbaye. He first served as Director of Financial Controlling and then as Chief Financial Officer of Sonatel. He then led the Orange Mali subsidiary from its creation in 2002, making it the leading operator in its market.
* Jean-François Thomas as Chief Executive Officer of Jordan Telecom, succeeding Nayla Khawam. He was CEO of France Telecom Japan for 5 years, then he worked as Asia Director of France Telecom Long Distance in Hong Kong before becoming the Regional Director for Alsace. He was named Deputy CEO of Mauritius Telecom in 2008, a position he has held up until now.
“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.