Barely months after the launch of its operations in Rwanda, TIGO, has appointed Marcelo Aleman, former Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) as the new chief executive replacing Alex Kamara.
Speaking to the Business Times, the outgoing CEO, Alex Kamara revealed that he is heading to Millicom head quarters in Tanzania as the Head of Regulatory Affairs for the East African region.
He said that it is big opportunity for him and he will be coming back to Rwanda as he promised to be working closely with the team he has left behind.
The outgoing CEO explained that he will be leaving in mid-march as they are still finalising his handover process to his successor Aleman. Kamara spearheaded a team of new professional recruits to start Millicom International’s operations in Rwanda.
Tigo under Millicom beat the might of Zain and Telecel Globe to win the third national operator licence in Rwanda. Under his management, Tigo become the first company to commercially launch with an extended generation of technology that includes 3.5 and 4G among others.
The company was also the first to introduce the lowest denomination scratch card so customers can top up from as little as Rwf300.
Tigo is a brand of Millicom International Cellular (MIC) which is a multi-national telecommunications company that is focused on developing telecommunication infrastructure in emerging markets.
The company joined the Rwandan market of slightly more than 1.5 million subscribers but barely two months of operation it had managed to attract 123,897 subscribers bring the total combined active subscribers to 2.4 million.