Etisalat is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world and the leading operator in the Middle East and Africa, headquartered in the UAE. Etisalat operates in 18 countries across Asia, the Middle East and Africa, servicing over 100m customers out of a total population of approximately 1.9bn people. Etisalat is a comprehensive telecommunications provider offering a one-stop shop for mobile and fixed-line voice and data services to individuals, enterprises and international telecommunications companies, ISPs, content providers and mobile operators. Etisalat is a major investor in Thuraya, one of the world’s leading satellite geo-mobile communication systems covering approximately two thirds of the planet’s surface.
Mohamed Khalfan Al Qamzi became Chief Executive of etisalat in April 2006. Since then, he has overseen the company’s rise to global prominence. He has also placed emphasis on the positive role etisalat can play in promoting the economic and social well-being of the UAE. He is a vocal advocate of the principles of social responsibility, and has actively supported educational and environmental initiatives.