50 years in the life of a company is really exceptional! For Sofrecom's 50th anniversary, Jacques Moulin, CEO, takes a look at what has ensured Sofrecom's success and longevity over the years.
On 1 December 2016, Telecom Review was at Sofrecom's 50-year celebration in Paris. Here, they interviewed Jacques Moulin, CEO and Elias Saab, Manager of Sofrecom's Middle East entity.
Jacques Moulin emphasised "that one of the company's greatest successes in the last fifty years is the way in which experts have been able to create a special relationship with their customers". They then proceeded to explain that the way in which the telecommunications industry has developed over the last 50 years is an integral part of Sofrecom's history, which was able to anticipate and assist with major transformations.
Elias Saab outlined Sofrecom's activities in the Middle East in a very mature global market. In particular, he highlighted the way in which digitalisation helps to boost operator's operational performance, such as administration services for citizens. He also reminded us why the Middle East is a priority in Orange's "Essentials 2020" strategic plan, and how Sofrecom is contributing to it.
The article also looks at the highlights from speeches made at the anniversary celebration by Stéphane Richard, CEO of Orange, Marc Rennard, Chairman of the Management Board at Sofrecom and Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of customer experience and mobile financial services at Orange, and Jacques Moulin.
During the anniversary celebration, CIOmag, which provides information and monitors technological developments for DSIs and major decision-makers in the African IT industry, met Jacques Moulin. It was an illuminating discussion to learn more about Sofrecom's ambitions in the years to come.
On 13th December 2016, Sofrecom participated in the Telecom Review Summit in Dubai. During this event, Didier Lelièvre, Sofrecom's Deputy CEO, talked about the stakes of broadband for Orange, one of the main pillars of its "Essentials 2020" strategic plan.
In his interview Didier Lelièvre clearly explained how Sofrecom supports the strategic broadband rollout programs of operators and ministries. He also presented an up-to-date panorama of fiber deployment in Europe and in Orange countries in the Middle East and Africa.
Sofrecom expertise and commitment in the development of countries where we undertake was greeted in the press. Siwar Farhat, head of the Operational Strategy at Sofrecom, is named among the 100 managers who get the business moving in Tunisia.