Elisabeth Medou Badang

Senior Vice-President Human Resources and Spokesperson for Orange Middle East & Africa

She was previously Senior Vice-President Africa and Indian Ocean for Orange Middle East and Africa, CEO of Orange Cameroon for four years, where she drove the mobile money revolution in the country, and before that, she led Orange Botswana for four years and was the first African woman leading an Orange affiliate. With more than twenty years’ experience in an executive position in telecommunications, she heads a cluster of six countries and represents her company in conferences, media relations and in top executive panel discussions on ICT and mobile money. Elisabeth has a post-graduate degree in Finance and certificates in Executive Business programs from EM Lyon Business School, Cranfield University and ESCP. She also successfully completed a certification course in corporate governance with IFA -Sciences Po Paris. She is passionate about the ICT development potential in Africa and, digital inclusion in genera,l and its ability to transform people’s lives. She sits in several boards and audit committees in the region.

Elisabeth Medou Badang has received widespread recognition, such as the African Telecommunication Manager of the Year Award in 2014, Best mobile operator Southern Africa with Orange Botswana 2012, Best Mobile money operator Southern Africa in 2013; Best mobile Operator in Cameroon 2017, and as the first female Innovator of the year at Africa Com 2019. She was included among the 50 most influential women in African business in 2018.