Millicom (STO:MIC)(NASDAQ:MICC), the international telecommunications
and media company (Stockholmsbörsen: MIC) announced today that it has
appointed Tim Pennington to the role of Chief Financial Officer. He will
take up the role in June 2014 and report to Millicom's President and
CEO, Hans-Holger Albrecht.
Tim is currently the CFO at Cable & Wireless Communications (LON: CWC).
He was previously the Group Finance Director for Cable and Wireless plc.
Prior to this Tim was CFO of Hutchison Telecommunications International
Ltd. which was listed in Hong Kong and New York.
Tim was also Finance Director of Hutchison 3G (UK) (Hutchison Whampoa's
British mobile business). He also has corporate finance experience,
firstly as Director in the specialized Financing Department at Samuel
Montagu & Co. Limited and then as Managing Director of HSBC Investment
Bank within its Corporate Finance and Advisory Department. He has a
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Economics and Social Studies from
the University of Manchester.
Commenting on Tim's appointment, Hans-Holger Albrecht said: "Tim will be
a great addition to the team at Millicom as we pursue our goal to drive
the digital lifestyle in our markets. I am delighted that we have been
able to appoint someone with a depth of international and sector
experience combined with detailed knowledge of corporate finance. I look
forward to working with him."
Tim Pennington added "Millicom is a highly creative company with some
great businesses and an excellent future opportunity. I am delighted to
be joinin the company at such an exciting time and am really looking
forward to working with Hans-Holger and the team there."
Millicom also announced today that it has appointed Interim CFO Marc
Zagar to the role of Deputy CFO and Nicolas Didio as its new Head of
Investor Relations whilst Justine Dimovic becomes Group Treasurer and
Director of Corporate Finance. Nicolas will join the company on 1 April
Prior to joining Millicom and since October 2011, Marc Zagar was EVP
Finance at MTG which he joined first in 2001. Before MTG, Marc worked
for over ten years in various financial management positions within
Vivendi Universal, having started his career with Steelcase Strafor. He
graduated from CESEM Business School in Reims, France and has a Master's
degree from Université Dauphine in Paris.
Justine Dimovic has been leading the Millicom Investor Relations team
since January 2012 when she joined Millicom. Prior to this she worked in
equity research covering pan European telecom operators. Justine holds a
civil engineering degree from the École nationale supérieure des mines
in Nancy, France and a master degree in Corporate Finance from the EM
Lyon business school.
Nicolas joins Millicom from BNP Paribas Investment Partners where he was
Investment Analyst in Telecoms. Prior to BNP Paribas, Nicolas was from
2006 until 2012 a Vice President at Exane BNP Paribas covering Telecoms
and Media. Before that he was an analyst at Natixis Securities and
Natexis Capital. He has a Master's degree in Corporate Finance and is a
certified EFFAS Financial Analyst.
Commenting on these appointments, Hans-Holger Albrecht said "I am
delighted to welcome Nicolas to a company with which he is already very
familiar. His clarity of thinking and integrity will be of great value
to the team. Marc and Justine are highly professional colleagues whose
counsel, technical and communications skills I value greatly and I look
forward to continuing to work with them in their new roles."
Millicom is a leading international telecommunications and media company
dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. Millicom sets
the pace when it comes to providing digital lifestyle services to the
world's emerging markets, giving access to the world, primarily through
mobile devices. Operating in 15 countries, Millicom offers innovative
and customer-centric products. Millicom employs more than 10,000 people
and provides mobile, cable, broadband, TV content, online and financial
services to over 50 million customers. Founded in 1990, Millicom is
headquartered in Luxembourg and listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the
symbol MIC. In 2013 Millicom generated revenue of $5.16 billion and
EBITDA of $1.9 billion.
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