A senior executive directing investments into the telecoms sector in North Africa
Company: Vodafone Egypt
Biography: Hatem Dowidar was appointed CEO of Vodafone Egypt in April, replacing Richard Daly, who had held the position since 2007.
Dowidar joined Vodafone Egypt in 1999 as chief management officer. Later, he was appointed global director of consumer voice services at Vodafone’s headquarters in the UK.
In 2007, he was promoted as CEO of Vodafone Malta, a position he held for two years. Vodafone and state-owned fixed-line provider Telecom Egypt entered into a strategic partnership in 1998. The UK telecoms major now has a majority stake of 54.9 per cent in Vodafone Egypt. It is the second mobile operator in the country, closely behind state-owned Mobinil in terms of market share, with about 35 per cent.
Dowidar previously worked for US-based Procter & Gamble and Germany’s Daimler-Benz Group in Egypt. He has a degree in telecommunications engineering.
Contact: (+201) 0 988 9000
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