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Etihad Etisalat appoints new CEO

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - January 12, 2017, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Etihad Etisalat Co., a telecommunications services company, announces the resignation of Ahmad Farroukh as company CEO, effective January 9, 2017.

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The Company Board appointed Ahmed Abdelsalam Abdelrahman as company CEO, effective January 10, 2017.

Mr. Abdelrahman has a progressive experience exceeding 24 years in the sectors of telecommunications and ICT, including several years as CEO for multiple telecommunications companies which he led to successful growth and expansion.

In May, 2011 Mr. Abdelrahman held the position of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in Global Telecom Holding which is listed in Cairo and London stock exchanges as well as Executive Vice president of Vimplecom group for Asia and Africa, (listed in Nasdaq exchange).

Prior to that, he was seconded by Orascom Group as CEO of Banglalink Telecom between 2009 and May 2011.

Furthermore, he was a board member in the National Telecom Regulatory Authority since 2015 and until his appointment as a CEO of Mobily.

At an earlier stage, Mr. Abdelrahman was part of the team that launched MobiNil services in Egypt between 1998 and 2008, and held several positions in the senior management of the company in the commercial section before moving to Orascom Group.

Mr. Abdelrahman worked for IBM between 1993 to 1996 then he led the team of (Datum IDS) to launch a third operator to offer Internet services in Egypt between 1996 and 1998.

He holds to a Bachelor degree in Communications Engineering from Cairo University, and he received the Communications Planning Award from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Switzerland.

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