Designation: SVP—Middle East and Africa
Global headquarters: Finland
MENA headquarters: U.A.E.
El Leithy has been at the helm of Nokia’s operations in MEA since 2015, leading a team of 3,200 people. He oversaw the company’s merger with Alcatel-Lucent in 2016 into one entity. Nokia MEA recorded revenues of $2.2 billion in 2020, growing its sales by 5%. The firm has also grown its market share by 6%. Last year, Nokia MEA worked with Ooredoo Qatar to launch a 5G cloud-native core network for commercial 5G services to provide mobile broadband services to the operator’s two million subscribers in Qatar. El Leithy is also the chairman of Nokia Egypt S.A.E board of directors.