Telecel appoints new chief executive Mrs Vere
Mrs Vere

Mrs Vere

Tawanda Musarurwa Business Reporter
Telecel Zimbabwe has appointed Mrs Angeline Vere as its new chief executive.

Mrs Vere becomes Telecel Zimbabwe’s fourth CEO in five years.

The last CEO was Mr Francis Mawindi, who had replaced Mr John Swain, while Mr Swain had replaced Mr Aimable Mpore.

Telecel chairman Dr James Makamba made the announcement in a letter today: “The Telecel Zimbabwe board of directors is happy to announce the appointment of Mrs Angeline Vere as the chief executive officer of Telecel Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd with effect from June 10, 2015.

“The appointment of Angeline Vere is in line with the company’s equal employment opportunity and empowerment policies.”

The new CEO will have her hands full with dealing with the company’s licence situation which almost saw it being closed, had it not been for a High Court ruling in its favour.

The company also needs to restore subscriber confidence amid stiff competition from Econet Wireless and NetOne.

Prior to the latest appointment Mrs Vere was the general manager of Telecel, having joined the company in July 2004 as legal manager.

In 2010 she was promoted to the position of company secretary and legal director. Mrs Vere is a holder of a Bachelor of Laws Honours Degree (LLB), a Masters in Laws (LLM) degree with specialisation in commercial law and a diploma in Finance and accounting.

Telecel’s new CEO has more than 17 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.

Prior to joining Telecel, Mrs Vere worked at the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe, the Posts and Telecommunications Corporation (now TelOne) and the Attorney General’s Office, among other Zimbabwean companies. Telecel Zimbabwe is 60 percent owned by VimpelComm while a consortium of Zimbabwean business people under the Empowerment Corporation vehicle control about 40 percent of the company.

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