26 Mar 2015

Tigo Senegal announced as Host Operator of Connecting West Africa, Dakar, 9-10 June

The Connecting West Africa team is pleased to announce that Tigo Senegal will be Host Operator partner at the event in Dakar on 9th and 10th June.

Tigo is part of the international telecommunications and media company Millicom, which has over 50 million customers in 13 countries in Africa and Latin America. Launched in 1999, Tigo Senegal provides GSM, 3G and 3.5G networks to its customers. Over 3 million customers use mobile, Internet and financial services of Tigo. Since 2014, Tigo Senegal has been testing the 4G network and is preparing for the commercial launch when provided with legal authorization.

As a digital services leader, Tigo is perfectly positioned to lead the debate on innovation to monetise data in the broadband era, one of the major themes to be discussed at Connecting West Africa this year. Tigo is innovating and providing new products and services in addition to voice and SMS (mobile financial service Tigo Cash, airtime top-up self-service machine Tigomatic, and Tigo Kiiray, Senegal’s first mobile life insurance service) to accelerate the digital inclusion in the country.

Tigo places great importance in investing in the Senegalese economy, through improving local infrastructure, investing in local talent, or introducing services to help Senegalese businesses. The company invested over $250 million between 2009 and 2013, and $100 million were invested between 2013 and 2014 into the local network, improving Senegal’s digital infrastructure. Tigo also works with a variety of other organisations to improve the quality of education for Senegalese students, and is committed to supporting the health of the local population.

Tigo Senegal's CEO Diego Camberos will be giving an oening keynote presentation at Connecting West Africa, highlighting the company's efforts in digital inclusion. Mr Camberos joined Tigo in 2009 to launch the Rwanda operation and eventually became its CEO. After a successful experience, he was appointed CEO of Tigo Senegal in 2013. He has a developed a rich and diverse experience as having held positions in the areas of Marketing, Distribution and Customer Service. Indeed, he has held various international positions in Latin America at Trilogy in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and worked nearly 10 years at McDonald's in various countries, including Bolivia and Colombia.

Also speaking at the event will be Jean-Fran├žois Sene, who will join the panel discussion on managing the new digital landsape i Senegal. Mr Sene has 15 years of solid experience in Mobile Telephony. With a Computer Engineer Degree, he first joined Millicom-Senegal from 2000 to 2003 and has held several positions in ISP, IT & Billing. During 8 years, he worked for global Telcos, ICT and infrastructure companies in several countries in Africa, as an executive or consultant. In 2012, he came back to Tigo as CIO and was appointed Head of Corporate Sales in July 2013.

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