Top 25 telecom leaders

With successful telcos built on solid leadership, CommsMEA profiles the region’s top 25 telecom leaders.

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Top 25 telecom leaders
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By Staff Writer Published  October 28, 2010

The past couple of years have brought major change to the region’s telecoms sector. The financial crisis, which hit the region at the end of 2008, led to an abrupt slowdown and reappraisal of M&A strategy, while operators were also forced to take a second look at the source of their revenues.

While the region’s telecom sector has certainly fared better than many other industries, it still took a hit during the financial crisis. But under the leadership of some talented CEOs and chairmen, the majority of the region’s operators have flourished by adapting their growth strategies, innovating, investing in new technology and launching new services for their customers.

The leaders profiled in the following pages are by no means the only ones to have excelled, but they have managed to stand out. Given the size of the region’s telco sector, forming a shortlist of just 25 was a tough choice. The leaders selected are not necessarily heading up the biggest or most lucrative operations. Indeed, while financials are important, we have also taken tried to take into account factors including originality of ideas, rate of growth, and the challenges faced in different markets.

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