Vodafone Egypt names ex-communications minister as new chairman

Vodafone Egypt has appointed Tuesday former communications minister Hany Mahmoud as the new chairman for its board of directors. Mahmoud replaces Ian Gray, who has successively led Vodafone Egypt for almost 17 years.

Mahmoud, who was named as Egypt’s minister of communications in 2012, has extensive experience in the field of information and communications technology on both the national and international levels, much of which he gained through working in multinational companies.

Prior to this, in 2011, Mahmoud was director of the Information and Decision Support Centre (IDSC), before which he served as chairman of Egypt Post Authority.

In 2000, Mahmoud joined Vodafone Egypt as general manager of human resources, administrative and legal affairs for five years. During a decade with Vodafone, he served as president of Vodafone Turkey, from 2005 to 2007; vice president of Vodafone Egypt, from 2007 to 2008; chairman of Vodafone Turkey, from 2008 to 2009; and regional manager for Central Europe and Africa, from 2009 to 2010.

From 2002 to 2008, he served as president of the Egyptian Human Resources Management Association (EHRMA).

Mahmoud holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Alexandria University and has completed academic courses and training programmes at London Business School, INSEAD, IMD Business School, the University of Sheffield, Xerox Leadership Academy, and Vodafone Academy.