Orange names new CEOs in 6 African affiliates and Jordan

France Telecom Orange appointed seven new chief executive officers in its affiliates – 6 being in Africa and one in Middle East. The African subsidiaries are Niger, Madagascar, Mali, Tunisia, Mauritius and Senegal while the Middle East subsidiary included in the new CEO changes is Jordan.

Below are the new CEOs

Name Country
Brelotte Ba Orange Country
Michel Barré Orange Niger
Jean-Luc Bohé Orange Mali
Didier Charvet Orange Tunisia
Nathalie Clere Mauritius Telecom
Alioune Ndiaye Sonatel Senegal
Jean-François Thomas Jordan Telecom

According to the media release from Orange, the appointments fall within the Group’s international mobility policy and, in each case, were made at the end of the terms of the departing CEO, with all of the appointments being effective from October 1, 2012.

“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. 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,” said Marc Rennard, Orange’s senior executive VP for Africa, Middle East and Asia.

African subsidiaries not affected by the changes include Telkom Kenya Orange currently headed by Mickael Ghossein and Orange Uganda headed by Philippe Luxcey.


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