Changes at Telkom Kenya

July 16, 2010

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 16 – Telkom Kenya has reorganised its local management structure to align it with France Telecom-Orange global strategic directions.
The firm announced on Friday that the new structure is intended to ensure that Telkom Kenya, under its Orange commercial brand heightens its focus on key business areas in order to realise a significant transformation of the company.

Mickael Ghossein, Telkom Kenya CEO, explained that under the reorganised structure, there will be two deputy CEO positions with each holder spearheading transformation and leading key business functions within the company.

Jane Karuku, previously Head of Support Services for Telkom Kenya, has been appointed Deputy CEO. Her responsibilities as co-sponsor of transformation projects will be to supervise government relations and dedicated projects, Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Legal and Regulatory aspects of the business.

Bruno Allassonniere joins Telkom Kenya from the Central African Republic where he has been the Orange CEO since 2007. Mr Allassonniere, who is also a Deputy CEO, will be responsible for transformation and will spearhead quality of service and will oversee quality/audit, logistics, and management of Telkom Kenya facilities, sourcing and security aspects of the business. Mr Allassonniere who is an engineer by profession has held several senior management positions within France Telecom both in Europe and Africa.

Peter Reinartz who has been Deputy CEO for the past two and a half years leaves Telkom Kenya and France Telecom Group shortly to pursue other professional interests.
“The reorganisation puts Telkom Kenya at the very heart of France Telecom-Orange new industrial project, whose ambition for 2015 can be summed  up  in  a single word: conquests –  one word, but in the plural,” said Mr Ghossein.

The CEO said that the reorganised structure will enable Telkom Kenya focus more closely on its people, by empowering them; its networks, as the source of its growth; and its customers by conquering trust and providing innovation such as the 3G technology and quality service offering.


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