ABU DHABI: Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar has been appointed as the new Group Chief Executive Officer of the UAE’s Etisalat company, it was announced on Wednesday.
The appointment comes as part of a new expansion phase that will see Etisalat strengthen its position globally.
Julfar joined Etisalat in 1986 and has played several roles till he became its chief operating officer in 2006. Mohammed Omran, Chairman of Etisalat said: “The appointment of Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar as group CEO will bring further impetus to the realisation of the Etisalat Group strategy as it aims to become one of the world’s leading telecommunications companies.” “Ahmad has played a significant part in Etisalat’s growth over a quarter of a century, assuming many senior technical and managerial responsibilities with great determination and success. We are confident that his new role at the group’s helm he will lead it through the important phase ahead, bolstering its expansion beyond 18 countries,” added Omran.