Eng. Hatem Dowidar is the Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Group. He joined
Etisalat Group in September 2015 as Group Chief Operating Officer and was
appointed as Chief Executive Officer, International in March 2016. He sits on
the subsidiaries’ boards in Morocco, Egypt and Pakistan.
Prior to joining Etisalat Group, Eng. Dowidar was the Group Chief of Staff for
Vodafone Group based in London, reporting to Vodafone Group CEO. He brings
30 years of experience in multinational companies, and more than 24 years of
these within the telecommunications industry across various leadership
positions in multinational companies.
He initially 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 very challenging and competitive
Eng. Dowidar 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.
Eng. Dowidar 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 holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications
and Electronics Engineering from Cairo University and an MBA from the
American University in Cairo.