Osman Sultan is the founding CEO of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC-du. Having joined the company in January 2006. Today, in less than a decade of operations, du has reported annual revenues exceeding USD 3.4 billion and a market share of 47% under his guidance and leadership.
Sultan has enjoyed a successful career for over 30 years spanning Europe, North America and the MENA region. Prior to joining du, Sultan was the founding CEO of another successful Middle Eastern operator – Mobinil in Egypt he set up in 1998. During his tenure, he achieved his vision of putting ‘a mobile in the hands of everyone.’
A notable public speaker, Sultan often shares his knowledge and experience at industry lectures on the subjects of the digital society, the Internet, telecommunications and information technology. He has also mentored a generation of key telecom sector players, who have gone on to occupy leadership roles, many of them as CEOs across the world.
As one of the most influential figures in the region in the telecommunications field, Sultan’s drive and acute business acumen has earned him several industry accolades, including being selected as one of the most 100 powerful executives in the telecoms industry in the world on GTB Power 100 List in 2010 and 2011.