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Ericsson announces new president for NE Africa

Işıl Yalcin to be based in Egypt office

Ericsson announces new president for NE Africa
Yalcin: I am very excited to start this new journey.

Ericsson today announced the appointment of Işıl Yalcin as president for the North East Africa Unit, part of the Ericsson Middle East region. The new role came into effect on 1 November.

In her new role, Yalcin will be responsible for handling the company's customer relations, further developing the skill level of employees and focusing on business growth. Based in Ericsson's Egypt office, Yalcin will oversee the telecom giant's operations in Egypt, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, North Sudan, South Sudan and Eritrea.

"Işıl has been with Ericsson for over 16 years now and with her solid track record and expertise, we are confident that she will continue adding value to both the company and our customers," said Anders Lindblad, president of Ericsson Middle East. 

A Turkish national, Yalcin started her professional career by joining Ericsson in Turkey in 1996. During her tenure, Yalcin held several roles serving multiple business units that specialise in networks and operations of broadband, radio access (RAN) and core. Prior to her current role, Yalcin was the vice president and head of RAN, overseeing 23 countries in the Middle East region.

"I am very excited to start this new journey and contribute to the success story of Ericsson in the region," said Yalcin.

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