Néné Maïga

Nene Maiga

Chief Executive Officer, Orange Botswana

Néné Maïga became the CEO of Orange Botswana in September 2021.

Prior to that, she was appointed chief of Staff to the CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa in May 2018. In this position, she led structuring projects for the whole MEA region, aiming at improving value creation and inclusivity. She set up an innovative graduate programme and leads OMEA’s initiative to become a role model for gender parity.

Her previous position was CEO of Orange Finances Mobiles Mali, the mobile money branch of Orange Mali and the leading financial service provider in the country with over 50% of adults having an account. She achieved exceptional growth in customer base and revenues, while introducing new and innovative services that impacted the lives of Malian customers for the better. She also transformed practices to make the operation much more compliant with financial regulation.

She joined Sonatel in 2016, after a couple of years working for Canal+ in Cameroon, the leading payTV business. She had started her career in France as a consultant and then chose to go back to the continent of the future: Africa.

Néné Maïga is 35 and is from the region of Timbuktu, Mali. She holds a Master’s degree in Management from HEC Paris Grande Ecole.