Sudatel names Sami Yousif Mohamed as new group CEO

Sudatel names Sami Yousif Mohamed as new group CEO

03 December 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Sudatel Telecom Group (STG) has appointed Sami Yousif Mohamed as the new CEO and general manager of Sudatel group.

Mohamed previously served as executive vice president for financial and administrative affairs of the group since joining the company in 2013. Prior to his time with Sudatel, Mohamed held the position of director of finance for the Arab Investment Company, which is owned by 14 Arab governments.

Speaking to ITNewsAfrica, Mohamed 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.”

This appointment comes as the company prepares to expand its operations investments in Sudan as well as cross West Africa. Sudatel owns and is continuously expanding, its fibre-optic network. In addition, it operates wireless broadband and satellite networks to complement this fibre in areas where fibre is not accessible.

Earlier this year, Sudatel collaborated with Etisalat’s Emirates Data Clearing House (EDCH) for the soft launch of the A2P messaging initiative. Using EDCH’s SMS monetisation solution MNOs are able to start generating visible incremental revenue. The goal of the partnership is to maximise the benefits for Sudatel customers and expand this new business model to its other operating countries.