Elisabeth Medou BadangSenior Vice President Africa and Indian Ocean at Orange
Elisabeth Medou Badang was promoted early 2018 as Senior VP at Orange Middle East and Africa overseeing three countries. Prior to that she has been the CEO of Orange Cameroon for four years. During her tenure at Orange Cameroon, she has defined and successfully implemented a turnaround strategy that allowed the company to comfort its position in the market and regain leadership in several domains. She successfully promoted the growth of Orange money which made Orange a leader and a reference of mobile money in Cameroon and Central Africa region.
She has developed internet penetration via mobile broadband access, covering more than 60% of the population with 3G and 4G in less than two years.
She has previously led Orange Botswana for four years and is the first African woman to manage an Orange affiliate.
She is passionate about the ICT development potential in Africa.
Ms Medou Badang received several recognitions such as the African Telecommunication Manager of the Year Award in 2014, Best mobile operator Southern Africa with Orange Botswana 2012, Best Mobile money operator Southern Africa in 2013; Best mobile Operator in Cameroon 2017 ; among the 50 most influential women in African business in 2018.
She has a post-graduate degree in finance and Certificates in Executive Business programmes from EM Lyon Business School, Cranfield University and ESCP.