Tuesday, May 10, 2016

New GM announced for Tigo Rwanda

Tigo Rwanda today announced the appointment of Philip Amoateng as General Manager 

Philip Amoateng, most recently Tigo Ghana’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and a former CFO to Tigo Rwanda for four years, becomes the new General Manager for Tigo’s Rwandan operation, based in Kigali. He replaces Tongai Maramba. 
Philip Amoateng , New GM for Tigo Rwanda

Philip, aged 40, was born in Ghana and is one of Tigo’s longest serving colleagues, holding senior financial and operational roles across Millicom (Tigo’s parent company) for more than 14 years.

Tigo started its operations in Rwanda just seven years ago and during this time Tigo has been at the forefront of the industry and of innovation for customers in the country, and now has over three million users. Tigo was the first to bring mobile-enabled 4G and 3G into the country, the first to offer customers WIFI on public transport, and a pioneer of Mobile Financial Services (MFS), helping to make it easier for Rwandans to transfer money, pay bills and access government services. Tigo Cash Rwanda is now one of only 20 services globally with more than one million active users.

Commenting on the appointment of Philip Amoateng to GM, Cynthia Gordon, Chief Executive Officer, Millicom Africa, said: “Tigo aims to bring mobile-enabled 4G, Mobile Financial Services, business services and the full Digital Lifestyle to millions of people across the country who increasingly see the internet as one of the most important enablers for their development. Philip Amoateng, who knows Tigo and the African Telecom’s landscape inside out is well placed to take Tigo Rwanda to the next level. We warmly thank Tongai for his commitment and work in leading the transformation of Tigo Rwanda as it accelerates for growth. ”

Philip Amoateng, commenting on his promotion to GM of Rwanda, said: “Rwanda is very familiar territory for me and I am excited to be taking up this next challenge in my career and coming back to Rwanda with my family in order take up this post. Our company will continue to innovate and to champion the right of all Rwandan people to be connected to the internet.”

Philip will take up his new post on 1st, June. 

About Tigo Rwanda

Tigo Rwanda is owned by Millicom, a leading telecommunications and media company uniquely dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. It provides mobile, mobile financial, cable and satellite services to over 60 million customers in fourteen countries, primarily under the Tigo brand. Tigo has been operating in Africa since 1993, in Rwanda since 2009, and serves over 26 million customers in Africa.

Currently, Tigo Rwanda has over three million customers and has invested over US $310 million from 2009 to date.   Tigo Rwanda is the only telecom to provide 4G LTE on mobile for both prepaid and post-paid customers.  Tigo Rwanda was awarded as the ‘Most Innovative Service’ at Africa Com 2014, for international mobile money transfers with integrated currency conversion between Tigo Rwanda and Tigo Tanzania as well as awarded for “Best ICT Exhibitor” at the Kigali Expo 2015