Technology, UAE

Dubai telco du appoints new CEO to replace Osman Sultan

Johan Dennelind, Du, new CEO
Johan Dennelind, Du

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company has announced the appointment of Johan Dennelind as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Dennelind will be replacing the outgoing CEO, Osman Sultan, who recently announced his decision to step down after almost fourteen successful years at the helm.

“We thank him for his tireless contributions, vison and unmistakable passion, all of which have contributed to the establishment of EITC as a dynamic force in the UAE’s telecommunications market. Johan will take up his appointment in early 2020,” the company said in a statement.

Dennelind was formerly the group CEO of Telia Company, the largest Nordic telecoms operator and one of the largest internet carriers in the world, with EUR 8 billion revenues and operating across seven countries.

During his six-year tenure, he led Telia through a significant transformation, where he focussed on culture, digitalisation and responsible business.

Mohamed Al Hussaini, EITC Chairman said “I am delighted that this has resulted in the selection of Johan, who has earned a reputation for delivering results in challenging situations, inspired by his transformational leadership style and well-developed change management skills. We are confident that his extensive international exposure and experience of managing public companies, coupled with his ability to thrive in highly diverse environments, will add great value to EITC.”

Dennelind said, “I am very excited and honoured about the prospect of joining EITC at this important time in its development. As our industry continues to experience a period of unprecedented change, I relish the prospect of working at EITC along with the Chairman, the Board, and all its employees, to embrace these new challenges. My mission is to realise the undoubted potential of the company for the benefit of both our shareholders and our customers.”

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