Millicom International Cellular S.A.
One would think a communications company with operations in 19 countries would know how to communicate. Nope, not here. After being buzzed in the front door I learn from the receptionist that Marc Beuls is no longer the CEO. I try to find out what happened to my advance letter sent to Beuls and end up in the reception area on the phone with a woman who refuses to tell me her name. This woman tries to refer me to investor relations in London. I tell this woman, "this is where the executives hang their hats, why would I want to talk to someone in London about the head offices here?" My plea to get someone to spend a few minutes with me falls on deaf ears.
In the lobby there's a map on the wall of the 3C Communications network in Europe, a subsidiary company. I've been seeing quite a bit of 3C in hotels. They've installed portable fax/Internet terminal machines with keyboards in hotel lobby areas--you insert your credit card and can then access to the Internet.
Oh, and that woman who brushed me off and wouldn't disclose her name-I learn from the receptionist it's Elizabeth Ronquist from the corporate finance department.