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Orange Belgium names new CEO

Orange_logoOrange has named company executive Michaël Trabbia as CEO of Orange Belgium, after previous boss Jean-Marc Harion recently became CEO of Orange Egypt.

Trabbia joined Orange in January 2011 and has been chief of staff and secretary of the group’s executive committee since July 2014, working for the team of the chairman and CEO of Orange.

“We are delighted to have Michaël join the other European CEOs on our management team. He will bring all of his skills and experience to bear on Orange Belgium’s operations,” said Gervais Pellissier, Orange’s deputy chief executive officer in charge of European operations outside of France.

“I am convinced that he will pursue the path so successfully laid by Jean-Marc Harion, who has just been appointed CEO of Orange Egypt, and whom I would again like to thank for his contribution to the development of Orange Belgium.”

The news came as Orange announced that, together with its Senegal-based partner Sonatel, it has completed its 100% acquisition of mobile operator Airtel in Sierra Leone.

Orange struck a deal with mobile operator Bharti Airtel International in January to acquire Airtel’s operations in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone.