Angolan mobile network operator ‘UNITEL’ has been recently signed as partner to the World Economics Forum (WEF) exclusive network of partner level companies. This signing makes it the first African company from the Southern region to become a partner and second to the Dangote Group as partner from the African continent. This partnership will allow UNITEL support WEF in Africa and be represented in the 2020 Davos Annual Meeting, Annual Meeting of the New Champions in China and the Regional Summits in Africa and in the Middle East.
WEF selects a limited number of partners each year with the aid of its board. Alibaba Group, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bloomberg, Boston Consulting Group, Facebook, Google, the Coca-Cola Company and Dangote Group are some of the successful companies they have selected. They see Angola as a potential business-indulging country.
Isabel dos Santos, UNITEL Chairperson said; “The management team is very proud to be part of this exclusive partnership and network of impressive business leaders. We have a very clear exciting path of growth and look forward to speaking about it at next WEF Davos.”
Established in 1971, UNITEL is a telecommunications company that operates a Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) and Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) standard based network. It offers; voice communications, mobile internet access, text (SMS) and multimedia (MMS) messaging services. They cover all municipalities in Angola and also have investments in other African countries. They have also made significant investments in undersea cables.
Commenting on WEF, Alekhine Veloso, Business Engagement Lead for Africa, said “Our team is very pleased to welcome UNITEL as the first Associate Partner of our institution in Angola and look forward to involving the company and its leadership in our communities, projects and gatherings to catalyze impact on the continent. Our new collaboration has the potential to help tackle some of the most systemic issues in Angola and on the African continent at large.”
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