Elisabeth Medou Badang
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Elisabeth Medou Badang

Elisabeth Medou Badang
Regional Managing Director, Orange Africa

Elisabeth Medou Badang is the Regional Managing Director at Orange Middle East and Africa overseeing three countries. Prior to that she has been the CEO of Orange Cameroon for four years. During her time at Orange Cameroon, she defined and implemented an effective turnaround strategy. She has successfully promoted the growth of mobile money in the country and led this market. She has also developed internet penetration via mobile broadband access, covering more than 60% of the potential with 3G and 4G in less than two years. She previously led Orange Botswana for four years and is the first African woman to run an Orange affiliate. She is passionate about the ICT development potential in Africa, and women empowerment.


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 Mobilemoney operator Southern Africa in 2013, Best mobile Operator in Cameroun 2017.


She has a post-graduate degree in finance and Certificates in Executive Business programmes from EM Lyon Business School, Cranfield University and ESCP.


She was named among the Inaugural List of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2019 by Avance Media.

Photo Credit: AfrikaTech