Osman Sultan

CEO, Du

Osman Sultan is CEO of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, du. Before this, he spent eight years at the helm of the Egyptian Company for Mobile Services (MobiNil). As Chairman of the Arab Working Group for the Private Sector in the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), he has addressed several conferences in the UAE on telecommunications issues. His experience includes managing operations in several countries in Europe, North America and the Middle East. Earlier in his career, Osman worked in management positions in sales, marketing and customer services activities in one of France Telecom’s subsidiaries that specialised in electronic information services. In 1994 he was actively involved in the acquisition of a US based operations and was appointed Vice President for worldwide marketing & sales for the new company. He also managed operations in Paris, Washington, London, Frankfurt and Sydney and the set up of a large distribution network in more than 20 countries in Europe, South America, the Middle East, Asia and Japan. In 1995, he was appointed President of a US based subsidiary, Questel.Orbit Inc., with a goal of developing a growing business of professional Online Services. In 1996 Mr Sultan received the award for The Best Web Site-Legal Product from the American Information Association and later received the Man of the Year award from the Professional Electronic Information Services Community in France. In 1997, Osman Sultan joined France Telecom Mobiles International (FTMI) as Vice President for Business Development in charge of the Middle East and the Arab World and was in charge of putting together the MobiNil consortium bid for a GSM license in Egypt. Osman Sultan holds a Degree in Engineering and has addressed several conferences on Telecommunications and Electronic Information Services, Mobile Telecom and the Internet in the Middle East, Japan, the USA and Europe

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