Isabel Dos Santos, one of the most influential African businesswoman, was re-elected to the board of directors of Unitel, an Angolan mobile operator. The current team is expected to stay until May 6. This was the decision that was vetoed last March 19 this year during the meeting held in Talatona, Luanda.
The decision of Unitel Board of Directors to re-elect Isabel Dos Santos has been unanimous, according to the statement from the company’s advisor. According to the statement, the representatives of the four major shareholders held a meeting. Unitel’s four capital shareholders include PT Ventures, Sonangol, Vidatel (represented by Isabel Dos Santos), and Geni, each with 25% of shares. Four new board of directors are also announced, while Amilcar Safeca, Miguel Geraldes, Joao Boa Quipa, and Luiz Rosa left the office last May 6.
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As for the second agenda of the meeting, Unitel refuses to give any information about the general meeting. In addition to the re-election of Isabel Dos Santos, Miguel Geraldes is also appointed as the General Director of Unitel from Huawei’s representation. Geraldes has been managing Namibian telecommunications for nine years. He will succeed Antony Dolton, who was appointed in 2013 and since then became an important part of the company. Chairman of General Meeting Leopoldino do Nascimento thanked the directors who are leaving the company for their remarkable contribution.
Unitel has been successful in keeping its great market share in the Angolan market because of the efforts of the company to give high-quality services to its subscribers. It has been growing each year despite the economic challenges by providing the best services, as well as investing in high-quality network maintenance. It currently dominates the telecommunication sector of Angola.
Isabel Dos Santos, who is considered as the richest businesswoman in Africa, is the daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who is a former president of Angola. Dos Santos is known for her efforts to introduce entrepreneurship to the Angolan youth by reaching out and making speeches in schools. She is also known as a long-term investor and handles other companies such as Winterfell, EFACEC, and Galp Energia.
Sometimes I can hardly believe the natural beauty of our country. Those who pass through Malanje cannot miss a short detour through Calandula to see the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Calandula Falls … You know what I mean … No words nor filters needed! #Angola pic.twitter.com/nMi6CsnFC2
— Isabel Dos Santos (@isabelaangola) May 18, 2019