(Business in Cameroon) - Cameroon’s incumbent telecom operator Camtel recruited at least three former executives of MTN Cameroon who have been self-employed for several years, according to the nominations approved this month by the Board of Directors.
Newly appointed executives include Christian Gilbert Ngono Onguene, former Technical Director of MTN Cameroon, who becomes Senior Infrastructures Manager at Camtel; Léon Jean Blaise Ottou Bounougou, the new Sales Manager, who was a manager in MTN's sales department in the South West region; and Georges Mpoudi Ngollé (photo), former Director of Information Systems at MTN, who joins Camtel as Director of IP networks, multimedia and services.
With these new appointments, Camtel, which gained about 220,000 subscribers over the past ten years, is seeking to reposition itself on the local market, where it is being outperformed by competitors such as MTN, Orange and Nexttel.
Sole manager of the optical fiber, rented by the other operators, Camtel often struggles to pay salaries, internal sources revealed. The company is still surviving thanks to government support
As a reminder, Camtel recently appointed Judith Yah Sunday as the new Managing Director, replacing David Nkotto Emane, who many reports said he mismanaged the company at the time he was MD.