Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has announced today the appointment of Kais Ben Hamida as Chief Financial Officer, EITC, effective July 14, 2019. Ben Hamida has proven experience in the ICT and Telecommunications sector in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, Ben Hamida’s expertise will bolster EITC’s transformation roadmap and will be instrumental in guiding the organization’s growth trajectory.
Ben Hamida is a senior executive with robust strategic insight derived from an extensive background in corporate finance, investments, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, financing, strategy, and operations. He also brings a unique perspective to EITC having generated years of experience in global telecom environments.
Mohamed Al Hussaini, EITC Chairman, stated, “We are fortunate to have someone of Kais Ben Hamida’s calibre and experience to lead the finance function at EITC. We are at an interesting moment of the evolution of the Company and we need renewed leadership to successfully implement EITC’s strategy to take advantage of the market opportunities ahead. Kais is a proven leader with outstanding finance experience and an extensive track record in defining strategy and ensuring its efficient execution.”
Osman Sultan, EITC CEO, stated, “I am delighted to welcome Kais, who I have known for many years, to the EITC executive team. Kais brings with him a wealth of public company experience in multinational organisations, an excellent record of accomplishment in leading finance functions, strong capabilities to transform organisations and deliver operational performance improvement and superior leadership skills. His deep knowledge of the telecommunication sector, large experience in Europe and USA and high sensitivity to the region are a rare combination of assets that will benefit to EITC.”
Most recently, Ben Hamida held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) in Saudi Arabia, which is a subsidiary of Etisalat, and one of their biggest telecommunications companies in the Middle East. Previously, Ben Hamida served as CFO of Orange (Egypt), where he contributed to the successful turn-around of the business. He also served as a Partner at Valiance Capital (Italy) where he launched the infrastructure fund. He served as a Senior Vice President of Merger and Acquisitions of the Orange Group (Paris) where he led the implementation of several strategic transactions and partnerships. He started his career in banking at Société Générale (Paris) and the World Bank (Washington DC).
Ben Hamida holds a BSc of Statistical Modeling and Financial Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris; an MSc in Engineering from the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris and an MSc in Economics from the Sorbonne University, Paris.