Elisabeth Medou - GSMA Mobile 360 Series

Elisabeth Medou

Elisabeth Medou



Orange Middle East & Africa


Elisabeth Medou Badang was promoted in early 2018 to Senior Vice President at Orange
Middle East and Africa overseeing three countries. Prior to that she was the CEO of Orange
Cameroon for four years. During her tenure at Orange Cameroon, she has defined and
successfully implemented a turnaround strategy that allowed the company to secure its
position in the market and regain leadership in several domains. She successfully promoted
the growth of Orange money which made Orange a leader and a reference of mobile money
in Cameroon and Central Africa region.
She also helped to extend internet penetration via mobile broadband access, covering more
than 60% of the population with 3G and 4G in less than two years.
She previously led Orange Botswana for four years and is the first African woman to manage
an Orange affiliate.
She is passionate about the ICT development potential in Africa.
Ms Medou Badang received several recognitions 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 ; among the 50 most influential women in African business in 2018.
She has a post-graduate degree in finance and Certificates in Executive Business
programmes from EM Lyon Business School, Cranfield University and ESCP.