Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orange,Stéphane Richard, has gave a bonus to the 10 millionth customer of Orange Money in Dakar, Senegal,MsKanny G., who had gone to an Orange Money outlet to open an account, and was surprised to learn that she had won a smartphone with an Orange Money credit of 100,000 FCFA (152 euros).
Africa Press Organisation (APO) quoted Stephane as saying: “Orange Money is a revolution in terms of customer experience, and the appeal of this service is the best proof that we made the right choice when we decided to offer mobile payment services in 2008. I am very proud to be in Dakar today to meet our 10 millionth Orange Money customer. While making a strong contribution to economic and social development, mobile financial services also represent a major growth engine in Africa and the Middle East as well as in Europe for Orange,” said Richard.
She said that Orange Money has seen exponential growth since it was launched, adding that the service is now available in 13 countries.
In 2013, more than 2.2 billion euros in transactions were conducted through Orange Money. The ten million mark has just been hit, and in some countries, such as Côte d’Ivoire, more than 40% of all Orange customers have an Orange Money account, she said.