Dubai Telco du Appoints Fahad Al Hassawi As CEO


Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du) has confirmed the appointment of Fahad Al Hassawi as its new chief executive officer.

Prior to his appointment, Al Hassawi was serving in an acting capacity since September 2020. During which, he has guided the organisation into two consecutive quarters of growth, quadrupling net profits during the period.   

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Mohamed Hadi Al Hussaini, Chairman, Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company, said, “The EITC board has envisaged an ambitious transformational mandate from the inside-out, directed at driving a purpose and performance driven culture, a faster go-to-market approach, and a deeper and more personalised customer experience. To realise these ambitions, Al Hassawi has been appointed to lead EITC into the next phase of growth and expansion. I’m confident that he will build on the momentum that EITC has embarked on and usher in a new accelerated phase of transformation.”

Al Hassawi has been with EITC since 2006 in various capacities including Chief Commercial Officer at du and Deputy CEO of EITC overseeing telecom operations, including du and Virgin brands.

Last month, the telco secured financing of more than $1 billion for future growth.