The Egyptian Company for Mobile Services (MOBINIL) is one of Egypt's three mobile phone operators. Founded in 1998. The company is majority-owned and fully consolidated by France Télécom (Orange), which owns 94% of the shares, 5% of the shares owned by Orascom, and 1% free float. The purpose of the company is to execute, manage, operate, develop, maintain a digital cellular mobile telecommunication system (G.S.M), selling and distributing mobile lines, scratch cards, mobile equipment and mobile maintenance and accessories. The company provides its services to subscribers inside and outside the Arab Republic of Egypt.
Yves Gauthier was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Egyptian Company for Mobile Services (Mobinil) in November 2011 by Board consensus. He has joined Mobinil bringing with him extensive experience in the field of Telecommunications, accumulated over many years, by assuming various executive positions in multi-national operators around the world.
Prior to Mobinil, Gauthier served as CEO in mobile operators such as Tunisiana from 2007 till November 2011. He has also been the CEO of Orange Netherlands from 2005 till 2007 whereas from 2001 till 2005, he served as Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial Officer of Orange Romania. Gauthier also assumed the Chief Commercial Officer position of CTE El Salvador from 1999 till 2000
From 1994 till 1998, Gauthier worked as Director of Corporate Customers and Seamless Products of TELMEX in the United States and Mexico. At the beginning of his career and prior to 1994, Gauthier held numerous positions within France Telecom Group.
Gauthier, received a Bachelor degree in Telecommunications, and completed his Masters in Telecommunications Business from the Institute National des Telecommunications de EVRY, France