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8 - 12 November 2021
Virtual Event

AfricaCom CxO of the Year 2020 Shortlist

'The AfricaCom CXO of the Year Award' is back - recognising the outstanding achievements of CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, CDOs and others in driving development across telecommunications and technology in 'Digital Africa'.

Aminata Kane, CEO at Orange Sierra Leone

Aminata Kane was appointed CEO of Orange Sierra Leone mid 2018 with the objectives to make the operation profitable, with good growth and good inclusion in the country environment to contribute to its development. In less than 2 years time Aminata managed to attain and exceed the given objectives. Aminata is also an exceptional leader; she manages to make her teams always enthusiastic and eager to exceed objectives; she is very keen at identifying and developing each individual talent ; she has a very high sense of humanity and is highly respectful of everyone.

Malik Melamu, CEO at MTN Sudan

Malik Melamu is an experienced Chief Executive Officer (11 yrs) with a demonstrated history of working in the banking and telecommunications industry. Malik is skilled in Leading People, Strategic, Sales, Customer focused, experience in Ethics and Compliance. Malik works well across cultures and business transformation is a strong capability.

Marc Halbfinger, CEO at PCCW Global

Under Marc Halbfinger’s leadership, PCCW Global’s management team refined the company’s vision, adopting “Agile Transformation” to fundamentally transform from a telecom carrier into a technology company – one with the capability to develop and adopt digital technologies into its service offerings benefiting a much broader community of partners and users.

Stephane Duproz, CEO of Africa Data Centres

Stephane was appointed CEO of Africa Data Centres in July 2018. Under his leadership, the new company has become Africa’s first and largest network of interconnected, carrier and cloud-neutral data facilities, with five high-qualities centres available to customers. A notable recent win is the acquisition of the Samrand data centre located north of Johannesburg, South Africa The digital economy is all about data, and Stephane is driving the development of a network of data centres to ensure data sovereignty, bandwidth and latency time, and bring the content back into the continent.