World's 100 Most Powerful Arabs 2014
Wed 26 Mar 2014 03:56 PM
Osman Sultan

Company: du

Designation: CEO

Country: UAE (Lebanon)

The growth of the UAE’s second mobile telco, du, has been nothing short of astonishing.

As CEO, Osman Sultan’s role in the company’s story has been vital. Sultan was behind the launch of the highly successful Mobinil in Egypt in 1998, and in 2007 was behind the launch of du, which is 40 percent owned by the UAE federal government, 20 percent by Mubadala Development Company, 20 percent by TECOM Investments and 20 percent by public shareholders.

Tech maestro

Sultan was behind the launch of the highly successful Mobinil in Egypt in 1998.