The board of directors of Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has approved the appointment of Ahmed Abdulsalam Abdulrahman as Mobily’s chief executive officer. The board has also accepted the resignation of the outgoing CEO, Ahmad Farroukh.
The chairman of the board of directors appreciated the services rendered by Farroukh and his efforts in stabilizing the company. The board wished him very best in his future endeavors.
The newly appointed CEO of Mobily has extensive experience in information and communications technology. During his 24-year career in various positions in different ICT companies, he played a major role in their growth.
Abdulrahman has held many positions and responsibilities, including; managing director and CEO of Global Telecom Holding and the vice president of Vimplecom for Asia and Africa.
He remained the CEO of Orascom from 2009 to May, 2011 during which he successfully transformed the company and helped boost its growth.
He was then appointed managing director in the group when it became Global Telecom Holding, and in his new role he contributed to the group’s expansion. Between 2000 and 2008, he contributed to the launching of Mobinil services, and he held several top management positions, such as general marketing director.
He had started his career from IBM. He had led a team that launched the third Internet service provider in Egypt.
Sulaiman Al-Gwaiz, chairman Of Mobily’s board of directors, said: “Mobily has accomplished a great deal of progress in achieving the goals it set itself in 2015, which are in line with telecoms and IT sector orientation. Mobily is now aiming to reach an advanced phase of growth and expansion with the joining of Ahmed. We are confident that Ahmed’s presence in Mobily will have a positive influence on the next phase of our development And (we) wish him every success in his time with our company.”
The new Mobily CEO holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Electronics Engineering from Cairo University. He received the “Communication Planning Award” from International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Switzerland. He also completed the International Executive Program Certificate in Business Management from INSEAD.