Kamal Okba Appointed CEO of Free Senegal by AXIAN Telecom

Kamal Okba replaces Mamadou Mbengue as CEO of Free Senegal, enhancing AXIAN Telecom’s leadership team.

AXIAN Telecom, one of the leading pan-African telecom groups, announces the appointment of Kamal Okba as Chief Executive Officer of Free in Senegal, effective July 1st, 2024. He is replacing Mamadou Mbengue, who is leaving the Group to pursue new opportunities.

Kamal Okba is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Honora Tanzania Public Limited Company (“Tigo Tanzania”). He will be replaced on an interim basis by Jerome Albou, Chief Technology and Information Officer of AXIAN Telecom, who will retain his current responsibilities.

With more than twenty-five years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Kamal has held extensive leadership roles, having served as Chief Executive Officer of various telecom operators for the past 15 years. As CEO of Tigo Tanzania, he has successfully delivered double-digit revenue growth and has added tremendous value to the Tanzanian market with a focus on ensuring a better experience for the customers. Kamal holds an Engineering Diploma in IT from Ecole Nationale des Mines of Rabat (Morocco) and an MBA from ENPC School of International Management of Paris (France).

I am very happy with the appointment of Kamal Okba as CEO of Free in Senegal and I know I can count on his expertise to lead the company into its next phase of development. With a proven track record in securing market leadership positions for some of the telecom operators he has led, I am confident that Kamal will make significant contributions to the growth of Free in Senegal and have a profound impact on the market. I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to Mamadou Mbengue who, throughout his time as CEO of Free in Senegal, has played an instrumental role in the development of Free in Senegal while bringing a disruptive approach to the market for the benefit of the Senegalese people. Finally, I would like to thank Jerome Albou for his support during this interim period as CEO of Tigo Tanzania.

Stephane Oudin, CEO, AXIAN Telecom

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