Hatem Dowidar Hatem Dowidar

Hatem Dowidar has served as the chief executive officer of Etisalat International since 28 June 2016.

Previously, Dowidar’s role was chief operating officer at Emirates Telecommunications Group Company from 29 September 2015 to 28 June 2016. He also served as acting CEO at Emirates Telecommunications Group Company PJSC from 9 March 2016 to 28 March 2016.

He brings over 24 years of experience working within multinational companies, of which 18 years were within the telecommunications industry, including a previous role as group chief of staff for Vodafone Group based in London.

He initially joined Vodafone Egypt in its early start-up operation in 1999, served as marketing director (CMO) and later became the CEO of Vodafone Egypt from 2009 to 2014, where he managed to take the business to out-right leadership, and kept the business growing with benchmark profitability in a very challenging and competitive environments.

Dowidar has a long track record of achievements in the various leadership positions he held at Vodafone Group and its subsidiaries, including Group Core Services Director, CEO of Vodafone Malta, CEO of Partner Markets with partnerships covering over 45 markets and Regional Director Emerging Markets.

He also has extensive Corporate Governance experience from his representation as Chairman and Board Member in several Corporate Boards within and outside the telecommunications industry.

Dowidar began his career in AEG/Deutsche Aerospace (Daimler Benz Group) in Egypt before moving to marketing in Procter & Gamble, where he held various managerial roles. He is 46 years old and holds a Bachelor Degree in Communications and Electronics Engineering from Cairo University and an MBA from the American University in Cairo.

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