Tigo Tanzania Announces Management Continuity
Tigo Tanzania has announced that Diego Gutierrez resumes as General Manager of Tigo Tanzania following the completion of the tenure of Interim General Manager Ms Cecile Tiano.
According to a statement issued to the press today, Ms Tiano has been at Tigo’s helm in interim capacity since the beginning of the year. She has enjoyed considerable success with the company including the launches of Tigo Music and 4G network, making Tigo the first telecommunications company to provide the technology in the country.
“Further to the successful conclusion of the specific projects that Ms Tiano was brought in to conduct as an Interim General Manager, Mr Gutierrez will provide management continuity to grow the new initiatives successfully”, the statement reads.
Mr Gutierrez’s knowledge of the business and the market allows for a seamless business transition. Prior to his time with the company’s mobile money division in Latin America, he had been Tigo Tanzania’s General Manager for three years. Mr Gutierrez has 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, having worked in several markets in Latin America and Africa.
“I am delighted to resume work with an enthusiastic team who collectively share the Tigo vision of providing digital lifestyle transformation to Tanzanians”, Mr Gutierrez says in the statement.
Tigo Tanzania is the leading innovative telecommunication company in the country, distinguished as a fully-fledged digital lifestyle brand. Offering a diverse product portfolio in voice, SMS, high-speed internet and mobile financial services, Tigo has pioneered innovations such as Facebook in Kiswahili, Tigo Pesa App for Android & iOS users, and East Africa’s first cross-border mobile money transfer with currency conversion.
The Tigo 3G network guarantees the best services to its subscribers in all regions across the country. Between 2013 and 2014 alone the company launched over 500 new network sites and plans to double its investment by 2017 in terms of coverage and additional capacity networks for deeper penetration in rural areas. With over 8.5 million registered subscribers to their network, Tigo directly and indirectly employs over 100,000 Tanzanians including an extended network of customer service representatives, mobile money merchants, sales agents and distributors.
Tigo is part of Millicom, a leading telecommunications and media company dedicated to growth markets in Africa and Latin America. Millicom sets the pace when it comes to providing innovative and customer-centric digital lifestyle services to the world’s emerging markets. The Millicom Group employs more than 16,000 people and provides mobile, cable and satellite services to over 56 million customers. Founded in 1990, Millicom International Cellular SA is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the symbol MIC.