UNITEL names new Board of Directors
Angolan mobile company UNITEL has named its new Board of Directors.
In a statement, the mobile company said a General Meeting of Shareholders was held at the headquarters of Unitel SA ("UNITEL") in Talatona, Luanda, yesterday, with all the Shareholders present and thus representing 100% of its share capital.
Under the terms of the notice of the General Meeting, UNITEL's Board of Directors was appointed for the period 2018-2020. With the following members: Isabel dos Santos, Amilcar Safeca, Miguel Geraldes, João Boa Quipipa, Luiz Rosa.
The Board of Directors, hereby appointed, is hereby duly constituted and will take up office on 6th of May, or thereafter.
The Board of Directors will hold, after taking office, a first meeting to elect its President, under the terms established by law. In addition, there was also the appointment of the Managing Director Miguel Geraldes, a Portuguese national, joining UNITEL from a subsidiary of Huawei in South Africa. He also held the position of Managing Director of MTC Namibia for 9 years, the Namibian telecom operator.
Miguel Geraldes will succeed Antony Dolton, who since his appointment in 2013 has played an extremely important role in the growth of the company and its consolidation as a leader in the telecommunications sector in Angola.
The outgoing Board of Directors took office in 2012, during which time UNITEL never ceased to grow, year after year, ensuring a high return to its shareholders despite considerable economic challenges and continued to invest significantly in the construction of a high-speed quality network and maintain the largest market share of the sector in Angola.
UNITEL has been recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative products and services and its continuous investment in the training of its employees. UNITEL's Corporate Social Responsibility program, focuses on Health, Education and Sports, and truly inspires and motivates Angolans.
The performance and technical skills of outgoing board Directors were recognised by the shareholders, who also recognised that, while in office, the conduct of the Board of Directors was based in principles of good faith, looking to the pursuit of UNITEL’s interests.
The Chairman of the General Assembly of UNITEL thanked the outgoing Board of Directors and stated "We would like to give our vote of praise and thanks to the outgoing Board of Directors for its outstanding contribution and dedication to make UNITEL one of the most inspiring companies and successful in Angola. The new Board of Directors should continue and develop these achievements while maintaining its legacy. "