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Senior Management
The dedicated and strong team that is the cornerstone of Etisalat’s achievements.

Senior Management Members

Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar
Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar
Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Group
Mr. Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar is the Etisalat Group's Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) having formerly held the position of Chief Operations Officer (COO) at Etisalat UAE an office he attained in 2006. He also previously served as the General Manager for Etisalat's Dubai Region operations, a position that he obtained in 2005 Read More...
Abdul Aziz Ahmed Saleh Al Sawaleh
Abdul Aziz Ahmed Saleh Al Sawaleh
Chief Human Resources Officer, Etisalat Group
Abdul Aziz Al Sawaleh is the Etisalat Group's Chief Human Resources Officer. Mr. Al Sawaleh's extensive career in the telecommunications industry spans over 23 years, wherein he has been heading the HR department for over 12 years. Read More...
Hatem Bamatraf
Hatem Bamatraf
Chief Technology Officer, Etisalat Group
Hatem started his professional career with etisalat in 1995 as part of the GSM Mobile System Planning team under Head Office. He was responsible for planning and optimization of the Northern Emirates region, where he played a major role in building the Mobile Network and maintaining excellent network performance which positioned etisalat as one of the leading mobile networks in the region. Read More...
Serkan Okandan
Serkan Okandan
Chief Financial Officer, Etisalat Group

Okandan is a recognized expert in regional and international telecoms. He came to Etisalat from Turkcell enriched with immense years of experiences as a Group Chief Financial Officer and as an Acting CEO to Ukraine operations in 2010.

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Rainer Rathgeber
Rainer Rathgeber
Chief Commercial Officer, Etisalat Group
Mr Rainer has 21 years of experience in the Telecommunications Industry, gained in consulting and industry roles across 4 continents. After gaining his Diplom-Kaufman Degree in Economics, he joined Roland Berger, where he stayed for 8 years handling a range of assignments in Europe and South America. He moved on to AT Kearney where managed clients and led projects in the Telecommunications and High Tech Sectors across Asia, USA, South America and Europe. Read More...
Dr. Daniel Ritz (Ph.D)
Dr. Daniel Ritz (Ph.D)
Chief Strategy Officer, Etisalat Group

Daniel Ritz was appointed Chief Strategy Officer for the Etisalat Group in February 2012. Reporting to the Group CEO and as a member of the Etisalat Group Management Committee, Daniel is responsible for managing the Group’s strategy, business development, expansion through mergers and acquisitions and strategic project management functions

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Khalifa Al Shamsi
Khalifa Al Shamsi
Chief Digital Services Officer, Etisalat Group

Khalifa Al Shamsi was appointed as Etisalat's chief digital services officer in 2012, tasked with managing the newly established Etisalat Digital Services Unit at the Group level.

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Obaid Bokisha
Obaid Bokisha
Chief Procurement Officer, Etisalat Group

Obaid Bokisha is Etisalat Group’s Chief Procurement Officer for global markets, where he is in charge of all major contracts and agreements for the Group across all of its regional and global markets.

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Javier Garcia
Javier Garcia
Chief Internal Auditor, Etisalat Group

Mr. Javier has over 24 years of experience with in the telecommunications industry, all of which has been with Telefonica Group.

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John Wilkes
John Wilkes
Chief Internal Control Officer, Etisalat Group

Mr. John is a qualified chartered accountant with over 24 years of experience. Having gained a solid grounding in Audit, he has gradually transitioned to risk, compliance and internal control and has become a prominent expert in these fields.

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Kamal Shehadi, PhD
Kamal Shehadi, PhD
Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer, Etisalat Group

Dr. Kamal S. Shehadi is Etisalat Group's Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer. In that capacity, he is responsible for strategic regulatory engagement at Group level. He is also responsible for overseeing and reporting to Group about the performance of Etisalat’s operating companies’ regulatory activities, identifying regulatory or public policy opportunities to create value, managing regulatory risk, and contributing to shaping the regional and international policy and regulatory environments in which Etisalat operate.

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Paul Werne
Paul Werne
Group General Counsel, Etisalat Group

Mr. Paul Werné, has joined the Corporation as General Counsel/Etisalat Group on October 2012.

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