Orange Egypt, the leading telecommunication operator in the Egyptian market, inaugurated its new official headquarter Orange Sphinx Building at the Smart village on Tuesday April 17th, 2018, in the presence of H.E. Minister of Communication and Information Technology Eng. Yasser El Kady, H.E. French ambassador to Egypt Stéphane Romatet, Mr. Stephane Richard, Chairman and CEO of Orange Group and Jean-Marc Harion, Orange Egypt CEO, in addition to Orange executives and a number of distinguished press and media guests.
The new Sphinx building regroups 2,544 employees under one roof, with the aim to reinforce communication between the departments and to optimize efficiency. In this new HQ, Orange Egypt introduces a new era of open space and flex desk for all employees, including the CEO’s office, to facilitate collaboration and engagement among all work forces. As a Top employer in Egypt and Africa for four years in a row Orange, demonstrates its commitment to match international standards for gender equality, talent management, career growth and development.
The new headquarters also comes with a new way of working, including a working from home policy to ensure work-life balance, innovative meeting areas, as well as a one roof concept, that brings together technology and business teams to guarantee agile development, end-to-end responsibilities, offering a truly unique and irreplaceable connectivity experience.
Celebrating this event, Stephane Richard Chairman and CEO of Orange Group said Orange Egypt is the 1st Orange mobile customers’ base in the world with 33M customers. After twenty years as the first mobile operator in Egypt, Orange is more committed than ever to the Egyptian economy. Orange recently capitalized its EUR 750M loan in Orange Egypt to secure its investments in 4G license and infrastructure investments. In January 2018, the company increased its capital from EGP 1bn to EGP 16.4bn, and refinanced its local debt via a syndicated loan of EGP 7bn, added the Chairman.
The move to Smart Village is a major milestone in the company’s transformation, said Jean Marc Harion, Orange Egypt CEO, reaffirming the company’s commitment towards the Egypt’s economy, talents as well as its digital transformation. In addition, Harion mentioned that the move to Sphinx building this year will also be followed by refurbishing the first Orange Sakkara building in 2019.
In parallel, Orange is in the process of moving a major part of its call center to Assiut creating up to 600 job opportunities for local talents. stated Harion.
Orange affirms that Egypt will always be a crucial and essential hub for its businesses in the region, hence it is present in the Egyptian market through different entities and services; Orange Business Services, a communications service provider to businesses of all sizes all over the world with more than 1300 employees offering 24/7 customer support in 15 languages; in addition to Orange Labs Cairo, a quality software house developing mobility-enabled enterprise software and M2M & IoT apps.
Orange Egypt also stands at the cutting-edge of digital innovation and entrepreneurship scene by creating financially-independent entrepreneurs, having trained 51,000 Egyptians and having supported FabLab Egypt in opening 5 mini Fab labs in the country. The company also supports the development of start-ups through coaching and mentoring them in partnership with Injaz.
Orange exerts its utmost efforts in digital transformation and building smart cities where it succeeded in implementing 8 major projects in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Jordan. Orange is also offering its IT and connectivity expertise and experience for the new Administrative Capital in Egypt.