Johan Dennelind replaces Osman Sultan as new du CEO


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Dubai - Johan will take up his appointment in early 2020.


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Published: Sun 15 Sep 2019, 3:49 PM

Last updated: Tue 17 Sep 2019, 8:34 AM

UAE teleco du on Sunday announced the appointment of Johan Dennelind as its new CEO, replacing Osman Sultan, who was at the helm for almost 14 years.
Johan will take up his appointment in early 2020.
"The appointment of Johan Dennelind follows an extensive and rigorous international search by a leading global executive search firm. The search criteria set by the Board focused on finding someone with deep knowledge of the changing nature of the telecommunications industry, strong leadership and change management skills, and a track record of driving business growth in competitive environments," the company said in a statement posted on the Dubai Financial Market, where it is listed.
Johan brings 25 years' experience in the telecommunication/internet industry. Recently he has been the Group CEO of Telia Company, the largest Nordic telecoms operator and one of the largest internet carriers in the world, with 8 billion Euro revenues and operating across 7 countries; which has 25 million customers and over 21,000 employees.
Mohamed Al Hussaini, Chairman of du, said Johan has earned a reputation for delivering results in challenging situations, inspired by his transformational leadership style and well-developed change management skills.
"We are confident that his extensive international exposure and experience of managing public companies, coupled with his ability to thrive in highly diverse environments, will add great value," he said.

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