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Hatem Dowidar joins Etisalat Group as chief operating officer

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Hatem Dowidar joined Etisalat Group in Abu Dahabi, UAE as (COO) Chief Operating Officer, after 16 years of leadership positions with Vodafone Egypt, Vodafone Malta, and Vodafone Group.

Hatem joined Vodafone Egypt in 1999, served as Marketing Director (CMO) and later became the CEO of Vodafone Egypt from 2009 – 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.

He 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.

More about Hatem Dowidar

Dowidar has started 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.