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12 May, at 06 : 47 AM Print
Tigo -Rwanda, the country’s number two by subscriber base has announced the appointment of the new general manager amidst a tight competition within the sector mainly in the data and mobile money segments.
Philip Amoateng, previsouly Tigo Ghana’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) replaces Tongai Maramba who has been general manager since 2013 who stirred the operator through the years characterised by creativity and innovations in the sector.
The appointment according to Millicom international, the mother company of Tigo come at the time the telecom is looking at increasing its efforts to capture the data and mobile money segments in the sector.
“Tigo aims to bring mobile-enabled 4G, Mobile Financial Services, business services and the full Digital Lifestyle to millions of people across the country,” said Cynthia Gordon, Chief Executive Officer, Millicom Africa in a statement.
Amoateng who also served as Chief Financial Officer at Tigo Rwanda for four years is seen as a great resource in helping Tigo Rwanda to be able to further increase innovations on its Tigo Cash platform as well as internet.
“Philip Amoateng, who knows Tigo and the African Telecom’s landscape inside out is well placed to take Tigo Rwanda to the next level,” she added.
The operator which last year introduced the first 4G mobile internet while also launching affordable data packs that shook the market announced a further investment in innovative products on its Tigo cash.
“Rwanda is very familiar territory for me and I am excited to be taking up this next challenge in my career and coming back to Rwanda with my family in order take up this post,” he said
He adds, “Our Company will continue to innovate and to champion the right of all Rwandan people to be connected to the internet.”
The new General Manager aged 40, a citizen of Ghana has held senior financial and operational roles across Millicom (Tigo’s parent company) for more than 14 years.