Designation: Senior Vice President—Middle East and Africa (MEA)
Global headquarters: Finland
El Leithy was appointed Senior Vice President of Nokia Middle East and Africa in November 2015, following the merger of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent. Today, Nokia Middle East and Africa employs around 3,200 people. In 2021, Nokia expanded its 5G networks to the U.A.E.’s du and e& and signed strategic 5G agreements with the Ooredoo Group. In 2021, Nokia recorded revenues of about $2.2 billion in the Middle East and Africa. Before joining Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent, El Leithy held several roles at IBM. He is also the chairman of Nokia Egypt S.A.E board of directors.