(Business in Cameroon) - During a board meeting on February 14, 2018, in Douala, Frédéric Debord was appointed as the new managing director of Orange Cameroon. The new managing director was previously the director of operations at Ooredoo in Kuwait. He officially takes office on February 15, 2018.
With 20 years’ experience in the telecommunication sector, he had been the managing director of telecommunication companies in North Africa, Eastern Europe and in the Carribean.
He replaces Elisabeth Medou Badang, the first woman and at the same time first Cameroonian to lead Orange’s local subsidiary.
The woman who returned home in 2013 after she had served Orange’s subsidiary in Botswana “was appointed in the executive committee of Orange Middle East and Africa as zone director and spokeswoman”, an official statement reveals.
“The management of Orange Cameroon commends the company’s results under the chairmanship of Ms. Medou Badang, during the last four years and wish her success in her new duties”, the statement continues.
Under Elisabeth Medou Badang’s chairmanship, the company’s turnover renewed with growth. It also built its head office and one of the modern data centers in sub-Saharan Africa in Douala, renewed its license and launched the 3G and 4G networks. It was still under her management that mobile money services improved.
Brice R. Mbodiam