Millicom moves CFO to run Tigo Africa

Alan Burkitt-Gray
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Millicom says Africa CFO Mohamed Dabbour will be CEO after Cynthia Gordon moves on

Millicom has promoted Mohamed Dabbour to be CEO of its African operations, replacing Cynthia Gordon, who has left the company.

Dabbour was CFO of the African business until this month, a position he had held since August 2015. He has been with the London-headquartered company since 2008, spending time as CFO of operations in Chad and, later, Ghana.

Millicom operates in Africa and Latin America under the Tigo brand name.

Before joining Millicom, he worked for Besix, the largest Belgian construction company. He started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Brussels as senior accountant.

“My experience covers turnarounds and growth strategies in volatile and challenging markets,” he says on LinkedIn. “Developing teams, fostering talents and building world-class organizations bring me a lot of satisfaction. I’m challenge-driven and I usually do not hesitate to question the status quo in order to improve things.”

Meanwhile Gordon, previously group chief commercial officer of Ooredoo before moving to Millicom, and earlier with Orange and MTS, is understood to be about to announce a new role in the industry.