Millicom has appointed Cynthia Gordon as its executive vice president in its CEO Africa Division. She takes up the role on 21st September.
Gordon will be Millicom’s executive vice president responsible for leading the company’s six operations in Africa: Tanzania, Ghana, DRC, Senegal, Rwanda and Chad.
She will report directly to Millicom's CEO and will lead a newly created Africa executive committee, tasked with overseeing and driving Millicom's African operations.
Gordon has more than 20 years of telecom sector specific experience, leading mobile, broadband and fixed-line operations in emerging markets across Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Russia. She developed her Africa experience while at Orange, where she was vice-president of partnerships and emerging markets, and Ooredoo where she was chief commercial officer, reporting to the group CEO.
Commenting on her appointment Mauricio Ramos, chief executive officer at Millicom, said: “I am delighted to welcome Cynthia to Millicom. Under Cynthia’s leadership, the Africa division will be optimized to focus on delivering organic growth in the region. She knows the telecoms industry inside-out, and will bring her commercial acumen to support the delivery of our strategy to build and grow our digital services in Africa while creating value for our shareholders.”
Gordon said: “This is a transformative time for the digital and telecommunications space in Africa. I am really looking forward to joining Millicom, which is bringing a digital lifestyle, mobile access, mobile financial services, business services, and more to millions of people who increasingly see the internet as one of the most important enablers for their development.”