Sudatel Telecom Group Board of Directors has appointed Sami Yousif Mohamed as chief executive officer and Group President with immediate effect.
The appointment comes as Sudatel prepares to invest heavily in its operations inside Sudan and across countries in West Africa.
Established in 1993, Sudatel provides both mobile and fixed (voice and data) services to businesses, residents and ISPs across North and West Africa, in addition to the provision of wholesale services to international carriers. Sudatel is partially owned by the Sudanese government and listed on both the Khartoum and Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange markets.
According to a brief statement issued by the company, Yousif has worked for Sudatel since 2013 and was most recently the Executive Vice President for Financial and Administrative Affairs of the Group.
Previously he was Director of Finance in The Arab Investment Company, which is owned by the Governments of 14 Arab states.
Yousif said, “Of course, I am delighted and honoured to be leading a company that I greatly admire. I am working on a five year plan for Sudatel which will enable us to grow steadily and meet the demands of businesses and consumers across our footprint”.
In July 2018 ITWeb Africa reported that the company was in the process of transforming its fixed access and mobile service offerings, in accordance with its 2020 strategy.
A statement at the time read: “The company wants to enhance the subscriber experience on any device, in the home and on-the-move with high-speed delivery of voice, data and video and fixed and mobile packages, as well as e-government, e-health and other consumer and business services.”