Egypt’s state-run telecommunications operator Telecom Egypt, announced on Wednesday that it was making a change to their board of directors, and would come into immediate effect. The move is seen as a chance to shore up the board in order to maintain their push forward into 2012.
According to the company, Tarek Aboualam and Samy Saad Zaghloul would be appointed after the board ratifies their ascension later this week.
Aboualam joined TE in 2009 as Vice President, International & Wholesale and was subsequently promoted to Senior Vice President in June 2011.
“He has more than 16 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, including a significant track record of accomplishments in the Middle Eastern and European markets,” the company said in a statement.
Zaghloul is the Secretary General of the Cabinet of Ministers. He holds a PhD in Urban Planning from Harvard University, a Masters degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government; a Masters degree in Computer Science from Harvard; and a Masters degree from Cairo University in Computer Science.
“Zaghloul will represent the interests of the Egyptian Government” within the company, they added.