10. Hatem Dowidar

Designation: Group CEO
Company: e&
Country: U.A.E.
Nationality: Egyptian
Sector: Telecommunications

Dowidar has been leading e&, formerly known as the Etisalat Group, since 2020. The company transformed and rebranded from a telecommunication provider into a technology and investment conglomerate in February 2022. Today, e& operates in 16 countries across the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, with 167 million subscribers. In August 2023, it extended its operations into Central and Eastern Europe by acquiring a controlling stake in PPF Telecom in Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, and Slovakia. The group recorded revenues of $10.9 billion in the first nine months of 2023. Dowidar joined the group in 2015 as group COO, having previously worked with Vodafone Group.