Millicom appoints Stephen McFarland as Special Representative in Guatemala

Luxembourg, February 5th, 2018 – Millicom announced today it has appointed Ambassador (retired) Stephen McFarland as Special Representative of Millicom in Guatemala.

McFarland joins Millicom with 37 years of experience as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer across Latin America, as well as assignments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He first served in Guatemala as Deputy Chief of Mission and later as Chargé d’Affaires from 2000 to 2003, before returning to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala between 2008 and 2011.  McFarland holds a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.   

McFarland’s extensive and in-depth knowledge of Guatemalan society, politics and business, as well as the country’s opportunities and challenges, and his commitment to transparency and to the rule of law, make him exceptionally qualified to advise Millicom in support of the company’s objectives with regards to its investment in Guatemala. 

Commenting on the appointment, Mauricio Ramos, Millicom’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “Stephen’s expertise and personal experience regarding matters of special interest to Millicom in Guatemala will prove invaluable as we are looking to further strengthen and develop our business in Guatemala to remain a leader in the provision of mobile and cable services, and a best in class example of doing business in a responsible and sustainable manner. We are delighted to have Stephen join the Millicom team.”


For further information, please contact

Vivian Kobeh, Corporate Communications Director
+1 305 476 7352 / +1 305 302 2858

Michel Morin, VP Investor Relations
+352 277 59094

Mauricio Pinzon, Investor Relations Manager
Tel: +44 20 3249 2460

About Millicom

Millicom is a leading provider of cable and mobile services dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa.  Millicom sets the pace when it comes to providing high-speed broadband and innovative digital lifestyle services through its principal brand, Tigo.  As of December 2016, Millicom employed about 18,000 people and provided mobile services to more than 57 million customers, with a cable footprint of more than 8.1 million homes passed. Founded in 1990, Millicom International Cellular SA is headquartered in Luxembourg and listed on NASDAQ Stockholm under the symbol MIC.  In 2016, Millicom reported revenue of USD 6.25 billion and EBITDA of USD 2.17 billion.


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