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Abdou Karim Mbengue Director of Corporate Communication and External Relations at Sonatel


Born on September 09th, 1964 in Dakar. Mr MBENGUE is the Corporate Communication and External relations Director  and member of the Executive Committee of SONATEL since July 2014 after a return of expatriation of a duration of 5 years within the Orange Group in Paris. He made all his career within the Group Sonatel Orange

Academic situation

Abdou Karim MBENGUE is awarded a diploma in Master of Business Administration at the School of the High business school (HEC) of Montreal. He also has a diploma of Management at the International School of Management in Brussels.

Finally, Mr MBENGUE is a holder of a Master's degree in Marketing and Business development at the School of the High business school of Paris (HEC)

Professionnal carrer

 -Recruited to SONATEL in March 1989 as Executive in the Financial Management;

-From  1991 until 1994 Responsible for the Purchasing department of SONATEL;

-From  1994 until 1997 Internal Auditor of  SONATEL;

-From 1997 until  2000 Responsible of the internal Communications Department for SONATEL;

-From 2000 until 2009 Responsible of the Global Communication Departmentl; Mr MBENGUE was the head of the Rebranding project in 2006 ( introducing the Orange brand in Senegal and into its subsidiaries in Mali, Guinée Bissau and Guinée.

-March 2009: affectation in Paris in the Management of the Brand within the Orange Group;

-From  March 2009 until  January 2011:Country Brand Consultant within Global Brand Direction of Orange Group .Country portfolio : Spain, Slovakia and Moldova;

-From January, 2011 until  March 2014: Communication and the Sponsoring Director  in the division  of Africa and the Middle East of the Orange Group;.

On returning to Dakar in 2014, Mr MBENGUE joins the Executive committee of SONATEL

AS Corporate Communication and External Relation Director.

 Main tasks: Corporate Social Responsibility, Sonatel Foundation,Corporate Communication, PR and Press Relation with ICTs actors, etc.

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