Orange replaces CEOs in 4 Africa and the Middle East firms


Telecom service provider Orange has replaced CEOs in its four subsidiaries in Africa and the Middle East and appointed new heads.

“All of these appointments are part of the Group’s international mobility policy, and occurred at the end of the previous CEO’s term,” said Orange.

Incidentally, Orange is considering a proposal to buy some of the subsidiaries in Africa from Bharti Airtel.

Orange has appointed Eric Bouquillon as CEO of Orange Guinea, replacing Alassane Diene. Eric has been the CEO and General Manager of Orange Réunion and Mayotte since 2010.

The telecom operator has replaced Jean-Luc Bohe and appointed Alassane Diene as CEO of Orange Mali. Alassane Diene  managed the group subsidiary Orange Guinea from its creation in November 2007, making it the leader on its market.

Jerome Henique is the CEO of Jordan Telecom, replacing Jean-Francois Thomas. He has spent over two decades with the Orange Group. He has been the deputy CEO of the Sonatel Group since 2010.

Orange has appointed Thierry Marigny as deputy CEO of Sonatel in Senegal, replacing Jerome Henique. 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.

“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,” said Marc Rennard, Orange International Executive Vice President for the Africa, Middle East and Asia zone.

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