Pan-African telecom group, Orange, has announced the appointment of new leaders across its B2B Africa and Middle East units.
According to the group, the change in management will help to refocus and capitalise on the regions that have been seeing growth and spurred positive financials for the entity during the recent quarters.
The Middle East and Africa are currently the Group’s “major growth drivers”, having both produced favourable results over the recent years.
The regions contributed a year-on-year growth of 8.7 per cent, which equates to US$142-million, preserving the overall Group revenue at a flat rate of 0.7 per cent to US$11.3-billion.
Group CEO Christel Heydemann said, “The Middle East and Africa regions are our main growth driver and continue to deliver extraordinary performance”.
The group appointed Aliette Mousnier-Lompré as CEO of Orange Business Services following an interim period after previous CEO Helmut Reisinger departed in January.
Mousnier-Lompré will be joining Orange Group’s executive committee.
The telecom operator also appointed Jerome Henique as Orange Middle East and Africa CEO as of 1 July.
He is currently serving as director of operations and deputy CEO of the group’s regional subsidiary, overseeing 18 countries across Africa and the Middle East.
Heydemann said that the change in management reflect the group’s priorities for the next few months, which need to be accelerated.
“The Group’s B2B division, including the Africa and Middle East segment, are two critical markets for Orange. By transforming and developing our operations, we are able to ensure sustainable growth for the future,” he added.