Africell Angola, a prominent mobile network provider, has on the 15th November, 2023, announced the appointment of Jorge Vazquez as its new Chief Executive Officer, tasked with steering the company’s next phase of growth in the country.
Bringing a wealth of experience from leadership roles in renowned telecom firms in the USA, Jorge Vazquez, comes to Africell from Mobilelink, a Houston-based telecommunications company, where he served as Vice President for Sales and Strategy. His career also includes stints at AT&T, the largest mobile network operator in the United States, where he held the position of Vice President and General Manager of the South Texas market, overseeing a substantial business unit with over 2,200 employees.
With over 15 years of executive-level experience in rapidly evolving and expansive telecommunications corporations, Jorge has been instrumental in overseeing fourteen new market launches and establishing over 2,000 retail outlets. His profound expertise positions him well to lead Africell Angola into its next phase of development.
“I am thrilled to be joining Africell Angola at this crucial juncture of its growth,” expressed Jorge Vazquez. “Despite Africell’s significant market share in Angola, the company has retained the agility and innovation of a startup. I thrive in leading teams during periods of dynamic expansion, and I am eager to accelerate Africell’s journey towards becoming the foremost mobile service provider in Angola.”
As the sole US-owned mobile network operator in Sub-Saharan Africa, Africell has made significant strides in Angola since its launch in April 2022. Notably, the company introduced 5G services in July 2022 and unveiled Afrimoney, its mobile money platform, in April 2023, aiming to enhance financial inclusion and integrate more Angolans into the formal economy. Presently, Africell offers connectivity in Luanda, Benguela, Huíla, and Cuanza Sul provinces, catering to a population of over 15 million.
“Angola represents a substantial growth market for Africell, and we require a leader with the right blend of skills and experience to capitalize on this opportunity,” stated Ziad Dalloul, Africell Group’s CEO and Founder. “Jorge brings an extensive understanding of the telecommunications sector and a commendable track record of steering large teams toward ambitious growth objectives. As Africell Angola continues its rapid expansion, Jorge will drive our strategies on the ground while upholding Africell’s hallmark of reliability, affordability, and accessibility.”
Africell’s network infrastructure in Angola, developed using secure Nokia technology, stands as the sole commercial mobile network in Africa compliant with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Despite this cutting-edge technology, Africell maintains competitive pricing, ensuring customers in Angola enjoy high-speed connectivity at unparalleled value.