LEUDELANGE, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Millicom, the international telecommunications and media company (Stockholmsbörsen: MIC) announced today, the appointment of two senior executives to new roles leading its strategy and corporate communication functions - both reporting to the group President and CEO, Hans-Holger Albrecht.
Martin Weiss will join the company as EVP, Strategy & Corporate Development in June. Martin was previously founding Partner at Solon Management Consulting where he developed extensive experience advising telecommunications and media companies internationally including consultancy to Millicom. He began his business career at McKinsey & Company. Martin will be a member of the Executive Committee.
In March Julian Eccles will join as VP, Corporate Communications. Julian’s experience includes being Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs at BSkyB plc, Communications Director at Britain’s telecoms regulator Ofcom and a Special Adviser to the UK Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Julian will be responsible for Millicom’s public and media relations and internal communications.
Commenting on the appointments, Hans-Holger Albrecht, President and CEO, said:
“I am delighted that we have been able to recruit executives of the calibre of Martin and Julian. Millicom is entering a new era and needs to be dynamic in its response to market conditions and opportunities. We also have a great story to tell, so I am very pleased that Martin and Julian are to become part of the senior Millicom team as we approach this exciting new phase.”
Millicom is a leading international telecommunications and media company dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. Millicom sets the pace when it comes to providing digital lifestyle services to the world’s emerging markets, giving access to the world, primarily through mobile devices. Operating in 15 countries, Millicom offers innovative and customer-centric products. The Millicom Group employs more than 8,000 people and provides mobile services, access to the internet, content and financial services to over 45 million customers. Founded in 1990, Millicom International Cellular SA is headquartered in Luxembourg and listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the symbol MIC. In 2011, Millicom generated revenue of USD 4.53 billion and EBITDA of USD 2.09 billion.
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