Mattei leaves Jordan Telecom

Jordan Telecom, the Kingdom’s monopoly fixed operator, has appointed a new CEO after the return of Pierre Mattei to part-owners France Telecom.

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By  Richard Agnew Published  July 22, 2003

Jordan Telecom, the Kingdom’s monopoly fixed operator, has appointed a new CEO after the return of Pierre Mattei to part-owners France Telecom.

The departing Mattei will be replaced by compatriot Laurent Mialet, who arrives from France Telecom’s international division and helped negotiate the purchase of 32% of Jordan Telecom by the French telecoms giant in 2000.

In a statement, Jordan Telecom said Mialet would help take the operator into its next phase of development, ahead of the planned liberalisation of Jordan’s fixed line market in January 2005.

It also claimed the appointment reaffirmed France Telecom’s commitment to the Jordan Telecom Group.

The new CEO has spent the last 33 years at France Telecom, helping launch new operations in Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

“Through the leadership and vision of King Abdullah II, Jordan’s ICT sector today has marked key milestones since France Telecom’s involvement in the market in 2000. Today, Jordan has become a better environment for investment, has a powerful and independent ICT regulator, a growing economy and a population exposed to the latest technology,” said Mialet.

Mattei will return to France Telecom, having joined Jordan Telecom in 2000.

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