Global Meets Local – Top 50 Executives Regional Executives Heading International Companies
Rank: #41

Amr K. El Leithy

Sector: Telecom
Company: Nokia
Designation: Head, Middle East and Africa
Nationality: Egyptian
Headquarters: Fineland
Local Headquarters: U.A.E.
El Leithy oversees Nokia’s portfolio of network equipment, software, services, and licensing in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). The MEA division employs 3,500 people across 38 offices in 53 countries and earned $2.2 billion in revenues in 2019. In July 2020 Ooredoo Qatar launched a Nokia-powered cloud-native core network for commercial 5G services. Mobily in Saudi Arabia launched a 5G end-to-end portfolio using Nokia’s networks, including radio access, IP routing, optical networking, and software. In September 2019, Saudi’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Nokia agreed to launch a Nokia R&D unit for developing software in the kingdom.