New MD for Telecel Zimbabwe
TELECOMSBy BiztechAfrica - Jan. 12, 2012, 12:25 p.m.
By Alfonce Mbizwo, Harare, Zimbabwe
American national John Swaim has been appointed as new managing director for Orascom Telecom’s Zimbabwean unit, replacing Aimable Mpore, who failed to renew his work permit. Canadian Mpore has been redeployed to oversee operations elsewhere within the group.
Swaim was appointed to head Telecel Zimbabwe at the end of last year, but the company only confirmed the appointment this week after enquiries from journalists.
Swaim said he will lead the mobile phone operator on an interim basis, likely to be a period of two years, while the shareholders seek a Zimbabwean national to take over.
"I have come in as managing director (of Telecel Zimbabwe) in an interim position, while looking for a Zimbabwean to take over.
"Orascom Telecom adheres to a philosophy of management mobility which entails managers in Telecel Zimbabwe taking up positions in other operations within the (Telecel International) group and vice-versa as a way of sharing experience and skills," said Swaim.
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