100 smartest people in the UAE
Tue 26 Sep 2017 12:04 AM
Osman Sultan

Company: du

Designation: CEO

Country: Lebanon

Country of residence: United Arab Emirates

Osman Sultan is a well-known thoughtleader in the telecoms industry, having successfully launched the UAE’s second telecom.

As the founding CEO of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC-du, joining the company in January 2006, Sultan has driven du to become a key player in the region. The telco has over 9 million active subscribers and also serves over 100,000 businesses.

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.