Saloua Karkri Belkeziz, Inetum's Vice President for the Africa region, retires

Saloua Karkri Belkeziz, Inetum's Vice President for the Africa region, retires

Inetum Africa Region

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Inetum salutes the rich and base-building work and commitment of Saloua Karkri Belkeziz, Inetum's Vice President in charge of the Africa region, who has contributed to the digital transition of the African continent within the Group for more than 20 years.

As a businesswoman committed to female entrepreneurship and new technologies, Saloua Karkri Belkeziz ceases her operational duties but maintains her links with the Inetum Group as Senior Advisor as of 1 May 2022.

Patrick Destremau, Executive Vice President and General Manager: Defence & Security, will now oversee Africa.

A key contribution crowned with success

For the past two decades and more, Saloua Karkri Belkeziz has overseen Inetum's operations in Africa, relying on the Group's local presence in Morocco, Tunisia, Ivory Coast, Angola, Senegal, and Cameroon. As Chairperson and CEO of Gfi Morocco from 2000 to 2018, Saloua Karkri Belkeziz has, over these years, contributed to deploying the Group's strategy in Africa and identifying the specific digitalisation needs of organisations and populations on the continent. An understanding of expectations considered as one of the key issues of the IT services company's activities and the very basis of its identity.

Saloua Karkri Belkeziz has been an ambassador of choice for the Group’s sponsorship of Women in Africa to strengthen African women's knowledge and use of new technologies. For Inetum, the economic development of the African continent is intrinsically linked to the awareness and inclusion of women in digital fields.

According to Vincent Rouaix, Chairperson and CEO of Inetum, “Saloua Karkri Belkeziz has fully contributed to the success of Inetum's operations throughout our history, and for many years has personified the international dimension of our Group. Over time, Inetum has been able to establish itself in Africa, particularly in Morocco, to contribute to the digitalisation of organisations in many different sectors. As a vice-president with a mission, she has also managed to turn ADMA, the Africa Digital Manager Award, into a pivotal event for companies conducting digitalisation projects in Africa. We thank her warmly for her day-to-day commitment during all these years and for accepting her new role at our side as Senior Advisor.”

Says Saloua Karkri Belkeziz: “I would like to thank the Group, and particularly Vincent Rouaix, for his support, trust and kindness throughout my career. I was fortunate to be able to contribute to the transformation and development of a major group. My role as Senior Advisor will allow me to keep this close link with the teams and with the challenges of digitalisation in Africa.”

Inetum's commitment to Africa

Inetum operates in six African countries and participates in the economic growth of the continent through digitalisation and the acceleration of digitalisation projects.

The Group relies on a network of more than 1,000 employees and leverages its local presence to meet the needs of a wide range of organisations and more than 500 corporate clients in all sectors – Telecom, Public Sector, Industry, Financial Services, Energy, Retail, Transport, and Defence & Security.

Inetum's ambition is to help its clients adapt fast to changing needs and uses so that they can harness the digital flow and remain ahead of the race. The inauguration of the Casablanca FabLab in 2021, the first in Africa, demonstrates the Group's commitment to integrating new technologies and digital innovation as a driving force for the African economy.  

About Inetum, Positive digital flow:

Inetum is an agile IT services company that provides digital services and solutions, and a global group that helps companies and institutions to get the most out of digital flow. In a context of perpetual movement, where needs and usages are constantly being reinvented, the Inetum group is committed towards all these players to innovate, continue to adapt, and stay ahead. With its multi-expert profile, Inetum offers its clients a unique combination of proximity, a sectoral organisation, and solutions of industrial quality. Operating in more than 26 countries, the Group has nearly 27,000 employees and in 2021 generated revenues of €2.2 billion.

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Inetum Press Relations

Claudine Morel Le-Berre
VP Group Communications Director
Tel.: +33 (0)6 68 01 22 56

Marion Latapy
Group Communications Manager
Tel.: +33 (0)6 60 13 50 71

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