Etisalat UAE appoints Saleh Al Abdooli as CEO

Telecom Lead Team:
Etisalat Group has appointed Saleh Al Abdooli as chief
executive officer for Etisalat UAE and Saeed Al Hamli as chief executive
officer for Etisalat Misr, one of the subsidiaries of Etisalat Group.


Al Abdooli is serving as CEO of Etisalat Misr for the past five years. During
his leadership years in the Egyptian market, he has led Etisalat Misr from a
startup operator to a full-fledged competitor that leads the market in
technology, innovation, and growth and sets the standards for competition to
adopt and follow.


has achieved significant results in the mature Egyptian market that had been dominated
for about a decade by a duopoly of two giant operators, Vodafone and Orange
(Mobinil). Al Abdooli has succeeded in breaking the duopoly in the Egyptian
market and transforming the industry into a field for innovative competition.


Al Abdooli is the best choice for this position.I am confident that with his
demonstrated leadership abilities, Saleh Al Abdooli will take Etisalat UAE to a
new level of performance,” said Mohamed Omran, chairman of the board of
directors of Etisalat.


am honored and excited to lead Etisalat UAE. Having successfully accomplished
my mission in Egypt, I am glad to move to a greater challenge in the UAE and
use my experience and expertise to serve my home country. My primary objectives
in my new role will be to achieve a high level of staff engagement, better
customer experience, and greater value for shareholders,” said Saleh Al


Al Hamli has succeeded Al Abdooli as the CEO of Etisalat Misr. His experience
will help company continue the remarkable performance in the Egyptian market.
From 2007 to 2011, he worked as the CEO of Etisalat Afghanistan where he
achieved excellent business and operational results.


is an honor to be appointed CEO of Etisalat Misr at this interesting time in
the history of Egypt. I will capitalize on the great success story of the
company to achieve new breakthroughs and take the company to a new level of
performance,” said Al Hamli.


recently appointed
Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar as Group CEO, a newly created role, which is part of
the company’s expansion plans.


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