Vodafone Egypt is a total telecommunications provider, covering a wide array of voice and data exchange services, as well as 3G, ADSL and broadband Internet services. Launched in 1998, Vodafone Egypt is supported by Vodafone Group’s know-how. Vodafone Egypt staff is now 6000-member strong and is proud to be serving more than 31.8 million customers (March 2011) all over Egypt as well as offering effective roaming communication with 564 partners in 188 countries spanning the world Today, Vodafone still owns a dominant 54.9% share of Vodafone Egypt and is cooperating very actively with the selective and powerful local team. The crowning event of this cooperation was the resounding and very successful introduction of 3G Broadband technology to the Vodafone Egypt network on May 11, 2007, enabling unprecedented visual communication, song downloads, and a variety of invaluable corporate services ranging from the Vodafone Mobile Connect Card, the USB modem, the Little Box for wireless internet services (Wi-Fi) for large corporations and businessmen and broadband internet access for individuals and corporations.
Hatem Dowidar the current CEO of Vodafone Egypt S.A.E, enjoys more than 20 years of experience in multinational companies, where he spent 10 years of them in the telecommunications business.
Dowidar initially joined Vodafone in 1999 as the CMO of Vodafone Egypt.
He was then appointed as the Global Director of Consumer Voice Services in Vodafone Group in the HQ for 18 months. After this he became the CEO of Vodafone Malta for two years and in 2007, he returned back to Vodafone Group in England, and was appointed as CEO of Partner Markets with partnerships covering over 45 markets in five continents.
Before Vodafone, Hatem worked in various managerial roles in Procter & Gamble as well as AEG (Daimler Benz Group) in Egypt.
Hatem has a BSc degree in Telecommunications Engineering and an MBA as well as participating in senior management executive programmes in IMD and LBS.
In his leisure time, Hatem enjoys travelling, hiking, scuba diving and reading.