What You Need to Know About Sekou Amadou Bah, The New CEO of Orange Sierra Leone
Sekou Amadou Bah was introduced on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Orange Sierra Leone.
The announcement was made as the company opened its new refurbished office and also bid farewell to the outgoing CEO, Aminata Kane Ndiaye as she move to the next level of her career.
Until his coming his Sierra Leone, Mr. Bah had served as the CEO of Orange Money Congo (DRC) and Managing Director of Orange Finances Mobiles Guinée SA.
The 42-year-old Guinean telecom engineer, who has spent most of his professional career with the Orange Guinea group, a subsidiary of Sonatel. Over the years, Bah had forged a solid reputation in the world of telecoms and finance in Guinea.
“Sekou Amadou Bah has a diversified background which has enabled him to build a solid methodological framework, a deep knowledge of customers and markets and an excellent ability to develop a new business in an emerging market”, testifies Fabrice André, Managing Director Deputy of the SONATEL group, on the professional social network Linkedin.
For him, Mr. Bah has very high ethics and a lot of standards and knows how to build solid partnership relations based on a win-win approach and how to negotiate in complex contexts. “Sekou is a manager of very high quality and his potential is very important,” he adds.
According to Guinea Eco, Mr. Bah arrived at Orange Guinea in November 2007 when its network was launched. Since then, he has climbed various levels to be brought to the General Management of Orange Finances Mobiles Guinée SA in June 2017.
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He was respectively Head of NSS Service (core network and service platforms), Head of Network and Information Systems Engineering Division, Manager of Operations at the Orange Services Group (GOS), Director of Audit, Risk Management and quality, Deputy Managing Director of Orange Finances Mobiles Guinea when it was created (cumulatively with my position as Audit Director and that of Commercial Director thereafter) before becoming Managing Director of Orange Finances Mobiles Guinea SA.
Added to this is his first expatriation within the Orange Services Group, technical platform manager for the Orange group, based in Abidjan.
Mr Bah holds a degree in operational management from ESSEC Business School in Paris (France) and a diploma engineer in telecommunications from Gamal Abdel Nasser University in Conakry (Guinea) where He graduated in 2004.
Currently he boasts several skills, including leadership, change management, management of direct & indirect distribution networks, customer relations, Audit, risk management, Fraud & revenue insurance, compliance & internal controls, expertise in Telecommunications and management of large and complex projects and inclusive finance. And that’s not all.
This telecom engineer converted into the world of finance has largely contributed to the financial inclusion process launched by the Central Bank of the Republic of Guinea (BCRG) since 2015 through concrete proposals for the development of the electronic money sector. in Guinea.
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In recognition of his tireless efforts, Sékou Amadou Bah was rewarded by his integration among the Leaders of the Orange group since 2018. He was also a laureate of the higher education institutions of Guinea in 2005. Not to mention that he had obtained his Engineering degree with “Excellent” mention from the University of Conakry. As we can see, his appointment to the post of CEO of Orange in Sierra Leone is a logical continuation of a well-deserved rise.