Saleh Al Abdooli is resigns after 28 years of service

UAE’s Etisalat Group has announced on 20th May 2020 that their CEO Saleh Al Abdooli resigned due to personal reasons. Hatem Dowidar has been appointed as acting CEO for the group they said in a statement.

Hatem Dowidar joined Etisalat Group in September 2015 as a chief operating officer and was appointed as chief executive officer for international operations in 2016. Previously, Dowidar was chairman of Vodafone Egypt and group chief of staff for Vodafone Group. He initially joined Vodafone Egypt in its early start-up operation in 1999 as a chief marketing officer. He became the CEO of Vodafone Egypt from 2009 to 2014.