NuRAN restructures its African business, appoints new Director of Operations and Director if Finance for Africa
February 18, 2021
After announcing a Network as a Service (NAAS) contract with Orange Cameroon SA, NuRAN has formed its wholly owned subsidiary in Cameroon, NuRAN Wireless Cameroon Ltd.
The company also has completed the site build of its previously announced project with GSMA in Ghana for Vodafone. Effective immediately, NuRAN will manage daily operations, monitoring and maintenance of seven sites in Ghana. Over the next 12 months, GSMA and NuRAN will report on the outcome of their performance on the project. The project is also intended to expand the GSMA network and relationship with Vodafone.
NuRAN has appointed Mr. Badi Abdallah as its Director of Operations for Africa. With over 25 years of experience working in the Telecom space, Mr. Abdallah brings vast experience and significant African contacts to the table. Mr. Abdallah held various positions from Deployment Manager to COO for different African based organizations. His experience includes holding the position of CTO for Millicom in DRC (Tigo), Managed Services COO with Ericsson for Airtel Congo B, Managed Service Project Director with Huawei for Airtel Cong B and Deployment Director for Watanya Telecom in Algeria. Mr. Abdallah holds a Master Degree in Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA and an MBA from Haute Etude Commerciale (HEC), Paris, France.
“We are very pleased with the significant reduction in our secured debentures. Our balance sheet continues to improve substantively, and we are well positioned to take full advantage of our recent success in signing new and considerable contracts in Africa. We are also pleased with the hiring of Mr. Abdallah and Mr. Kouadio to our team, further strengthening our position within Africa and enhancing our commitment to success.”Francis Letourneau, CEO of Nuran Wireless Inc
NuRAN has appointed Mr. Charles Kouadio as its Director of Finance for Africa. Mr. Kouadio has managed relationships for Orange and MTN in 8 countries. Mr. Kouadio held high-level positions at MILICOM and their Telecoms Group present in 10 countries and as CFO of the DRC subsidiary (TIGO) for 3 years. Mr. Kouadio also served as CEO of CONNECTEO Cameroon (a subsidiary of Monaco Télécoms) for 6 years as well as holding the position of VP – CFO of AFRIPA Télécoms in 15 countries. Mr. Kouadio also has previously held the positions of CFO and CEO respectively with two companies, eMoney-Solutions and Mac Technologies.