One of the most powerful people at the UAE-based telecoms operator
Company: Etisalat International Investments
Biography: Jamal al-Jarwan is regarded as Etisalat’s main conduit for the exchange of information with the outside world, including its investors. As CEO of Etisalat International Investments, he works on the company’s expansion plans, reporting to chairman Mohammad Hassan Omran.
In interviews, Al-Jarwan frequently answers questions about Etisalat’s plans for specific countries, rather than his chairman. It was Al-Jarwan who said that Etisalat would be interested in building a stake in Omantel when the Omani government finally reduces its holding in the company. It was also Al-Jarwan who went to Iran earlier this year to find out what Etisalat would have to do to buy the third mobile licence or acquire a stake in state-owned operator Telecommunications Company of Iran.
In July, Al-Jarwan will visit Syria at a time when the Syrian government is planning to auction a new licence.
Contact: (+9712) 618 2173
Company website: www.etisalat.ae
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