press release


Port-Louis, 31 July 2023

AXIAN Telecom today announces the appointment of Nicolas Sylvestre-Boncheval as Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect. He succeeds Philippe Prodhomme who is taking on new responsibilities within AXIAN.

Nicolas joined AXIAN Telecom in 2020 as Head of Corporate Finance overseeing the treasury function, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, and mergers & acquisitions (M&A).

Nicolas has been instrumental in leading several of the acquisitions and financing activities at AXIAN Telecom in recent years, as well as setting up the Dubai office. Nicolas joined AXIAN Telecom from IHS Towers where he was Finance Manager. Nicolas holds a Master’s degree in Management from HEC Paris, France.

“I am very happy with the appointment of Nicolas Sylvestre-Boncheval as CFO for AXIAN Telecom. I would like to express warm gratitude to Philippe Prodhomme who has played a leading role in setting up and developing our Finance function over the past seven years. I am delighted that AXIAN will continue to benefit from his experience and expertise and I am wishing him all the best. I look forward to working alongside Nicolas in his new position as AXIAN Telecom is continuously transforming and fast growing.”

Stephane Oudin, Chief Executive Officer AXIAN Telecom


AXIAN Telecom is a pan-African telecommunications service provider operating in nine markets through its subsidiaries and affiliates in Tanzania, Madagascar, Togo, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Réunion, Mayotte, and the Comoros. It operates across three key business segments, providing mobile and fixed networks as well as digital infrastructure and mobile financial services. AXIAN Telecom is Africa’s 7th largest mobile operator serving around 36 million customers and is a market disruptor, having expanded through active acquisitions and heavy network investments since 2015.

We systematically ensure that our business have a sustainable and positive impact on the daily lives of millions of people.

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