Group Vice President, International Carrier Services
I am part of a core group of senior executives who are pushing Etisalat into the Top 10 global Telecoms operators list through synergy identification & planning, alliance building, and aggressive integration of all 17 OpCos within our international portfolio, all across the emerging markets. Leveraging a carefully-crafted strategy, I: • Provide leadership & direction for the implementation of strategic plans to achieve the integrated functioning of the International Wholesale & Carrier Services operations to support the strategic targets of the Etisalat group of OpCos (15 subsidiaries). • Lead in identifying synergies and monitoring Group-wide operations to support the overall operational and revenue goals of the group. • Manage, guide and support both the internal and external interfaces with Etisalat subsidiaries as well as International operators, agencies and alliance partners.
About Etisalat Group: Etisalat is a Middle East & Africa regional Telecoms Group, serving a total of 73+ million customers in 19 countries. Etisalat is ranked 204th on the 2009 Financial Times Global 500 list (up from 219th in 2008). Etisalat operates across the emerging markets of Africa, Middle East & South Asia, and has operations in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Sudan, Cote D'Ivoire, Gabon, Benin, Togo, Niger, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Tanzania, and Indonesia. Etisalat also owns: - Global Satellite Mobile Voice & Broadband Provider Thuraya - Smart Card Solutions Provider Ebtikar - Submarine Cable Installation, Maintenance & Repair Services Provider E-marine - Mobile Data & Financial Clearing House EDCH. For FY 2009, Etisalat reported a net operating profit of $2.4 billion (3.5 % growth over FY 2008) on consolidated revenues of $8.4 billion (5% growth over FY 2008). Total assets at end of 2009 were $11.02 billion (13% growth over end of 2008).