Vodafone has announced that Hatem Dowidar, the CEO of e& (Etisalat Misr), will be joining their board of directors as a non-executive member. This appointment has been made to secure the 14.6% stake that e& holds in Vodafone. The collaboration between the two companies will focus on advancing the development of OpenRAN technology.
Vodafone’s decision to bring Hatem Dowidar on board is based on the company’s recognition of e&’s significant stake and its aim to strengthen their partnership. By leveraging Vodafone’s established position and global reputation in the telecommunications industry, the collaboration aligns with e&’s vision of becoming a major player in the telecom and technology sectors.
Vodafone also expressed its confidence in Margherita Della Valle, the newly appointed Group CEO of Vodafone. They believe in her leadership abilities to drive the company’s growth. With this strategic relationship between Vodafone and e&, both companies anticipate unlocking opportunities in the rapidly expanding global telecom market and exploring next-generation technologies together.