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New CEO Named for Orange Kenya

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Orange Kenya has announced that Vincent Lobry is taking over as the company's new CEO, replacing Mickael Ghossein, who has been appointed Senior Vice President of Orange Business Services Middle East.

Vincent Lobry, the incoming CEO, has 35 years experience in the Telecommunications sector with a focus on Sales and Marketing. He has risen through the ranks at the Orange Group to become Vice President - Commercial of Orange in Spain in 1998, the Senior Vice President of Orange France in charge of Mass Market Marketing (Fixed, Broadband and Mobile) in 2003 and to his most recent posting as the Senior Executive Vice President of Orange Polska (Poland) in charge of Strategy, Marketing, Convergence and Value Creation since October 2009, a position that also saw him sit on the company's board.

Mickael's departure comes at a time when the company is witnessing a turn around. It posted an 8% revenue growth for the overall business for the first half of this year, compared to the same period last year. This was as a result of the major investments made under Mickael's watch, enabling the company better compete in the market as well as offer quality service and customer experience leading to better retention.

"We are indeed positive of the trend that the business has shown in the first half of this year and our long term investment strategy is beginning to pay off as we remain focused on its longevity," says Ghossein, the outgoing CEO.

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