Comviva’s Accelerated Growth in Africa Spurs Key Appointment

Appoints Arnaud Azilinon as Head of Francophone WECA Region

Nairobi, Kenya, January 11, 2012 – Comviva, the global leader in providing mobile solutions beyond VAS, today announced the appointment of Arnaud Azilinon as Head of Francophone West and Central Africa region. At Comviva, Arnaud will be responsible for sales, regional Key Account Management, technical account management and solution sales.  He will be based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and will provide strategic direction and operational focus to expand company’s business in the region.

Commenting on the appointment, Manoranjan Mohapatra, CEO, Comviva said, “We are pleased to welcome Arnaud to the Comviva family. With his rich experience and in depth understanding of Francophone Africa, we are positive that he will successfully drive our operations. His regional insight would set the stage for success in this important geography, that contributes to our business and has nascent demand characterised by low penetration and high growth in the mobile sector.”

On his appointment, Arnaud Azilinon, Head of Francophone West and Central Africa region, Comviva said “I am delighted with the opportunity to work with Comviva, an innovative and leading VAS provider in Africa and across the emerging markets. I look forward to drawing on my experience to expand Comviva’s association with Mobile Network Operators and Banks in my region.”

Prior to joining Comviva, Arnaud was the Managing Director for Mac technologies (Congo Brazzaville), having led the organization across Francophone Africa. Prior to this he spent almost 10 years in various marketing and management roles as part of Atlantique Group and was mostly based in Abidjan with brief period in Johannesburg. He completed his Graduation from Paris Graduate School of Management.

Present in Africa for close to a decade, Comviva is a recognized leader in the VAS space, with solutions deployed in over 40 countries. The company is creating multiple job opportunities in the telecom sector across the continent. Comviva is recruiting sales professionals, engineers and even freshers across the continent and bringing them over to India for extensive training at their corporate office.


About Comviva Technologies Ltd.

Comviva is the global leader in providing mobile solutions beyond VAS. With an extensive portfolio of solutions spanning VAS infrastructure, applications delivery platforms and customer-facing applications, Comviva enables mobile service providers to enrich mobile users’ lives, whilst rationalizing costs, accelerating revenue growth and enhancing customer lifetime value. Comviva’s solutions are deployed by service providers in over 90 countries and power services to more than 850 million mobile subscribers globally. For more information, please visit

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