Orange Kenya boss Mickael Ghossein will be leaving the company later this year in October. Ghossien has held the CEO position for five years uptil now. He will be the fifth top executive to leave the company in the last couple of months.
Eddy Njoroge, Orange Kenya’s Board Chairman said that Ghossein’s contract will be expiring at the end of October, and with this information the board is looking for a replacement.
Other senior executives that have left since July include CFO Yvan Ridard, CTO Alain Bridard, chief of sales and marketing officer Xavier Villegas, and head of marketing Bertrand Vuillemin.
The government, which owns a 30 percent stake in Orange Kenya, has since 2012 been pushing for the appointment of locals to the company’s executive suite. Chief business market officer Mireille El Helou has been the acting CEO while Ghossein was on leave.