Millicom names Cynthia Gordon as Africa CEO

26 August 2015 |


Milicom has appointed Cynthia Gordon as executive vice president and CEO of its Africa division, effective September 21 2015

Gordon has served as group chief commercial officer (CCO) at Ooredoo since 2012 where she was responsible for marketing, distribution and customer services across the group. 

As Millicom’s EVP, Gordon will be responsible for leading its six operations in Tanzania, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Rwanda and Chad.

“Under Cynthia’s leadership, the Africa division will be optimised to focus on delivering organic growth in the region. She knows the telecoms industry inside-out, and will bring her commercial acumen to support the delivery of our strategy to build and grow our digital services in Africa while creating value for our shareholders,” said Mauricio Ramos, CEO at Millicom. 

Gordon will report directly to Millicom’s CEO and lead a newly-created Africa Executive Committee, assigned to manage Millicom’s African operations.