PRESS RELEASE: New leadership within Tigo in Rwanda

Tigo Rwanda today announced the appointment of Mrs Chantal Umutoni Kagame as its new Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Deputy-CEO) in Rwanda. She will take up the role on 19 June 2015.

Tigo Rwanda today announced the appointment of Mrs Chantal Umutoni Kagame as its new Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Deputy-CEO) in Rwanda. She will take up the role on 19 June 2015.

Chantal is an experienced Telecom professional with 17 years in the sector. She joined Tigo Rwanda in 2009 and contributed to the spectacular growth story of the company as a part of the sales organization. She is currently the Head of Sales Distribution department, as well as the Corporate Affairs function. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the Kigali Institute of Science & Technology with a major in Finance.

Tongai Maramba, Chief Executive Officer at Tigo Rwanda, said “I am excited to work closely with someone as brilliant as Chantal for this important role in Tigo Rwanda. Our company is growing fast and so is the popularity of our products and services. Over two and a half million people are on our network with an increasing adoption to our digital services. There are great opportunities ahead and I am confident Chantal will be an execellent leader of the great teams we have in Tigo.”

Chantal commented “I am very honored and humbled to be given the new role at Tigo. The company is already strong, well- led and placed for further growth as we continue to bring great services to our customers in Rwanda. We have an energetic CEO and fantastic team here and I look forward to working with the different departments in new capacities.”

Tigo Rwanda is a subsidiary of Millicom, a leading telecommunications and media company uniquely dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. Millicom provides mobile, financial, cable and satellite services to over 56 million customers in fourteen countries, primarily under the Tigo brand.

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