Kenyan telecoms firms continue to hire expatriate executives

Thursday 9 February 2012 | 11:15 CET | News
Telecommunication operators are hiring foreign executives because they are unable to find experienced Kenyan marketers and technical staff, the Daily Nation reported. It said Safaricom, Airtel Kenya, Orange Kenya and Essar's Yu have filled their commercial and technical divisions with expatriates. Orange Kenya CEO Michael Ghossein said the reason why telecoms and IT firms go for expatriates is the rapid change of technology. He said the company has twelve expatriates seconded from France Telecom, which owns 51 percent of Orange Kenya. Safaricom has taken on more foreign managers in recent

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Airtel Kenya / France Telecom / Orange Kenya / Safaricom / Yu
Countries: Kenya
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A correction, France Telkom owns 51% of Orange Kenya while the government of Kenya owns 49% stake.
Gilbert @ 17/2/2012 - 09:41
Telecompaper response: Thank you, this story has been corrected.

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