His Excellency Essa Al Haddad02 Dec 2022
UAE International Investors Council - UAEIIC SPECIAL EDITION LEADERSHIP 2022
H.E. Essa Al Haddad
His Excellency Essa is a veteran Telecoms executive that have spent about 35 years in Etisalat, beginning with project engineering in the early days of UAE Telecoms digitalization program of the 1980s to network planning and technical strategy in the 1990s to the launch of 3rd generation of Mobile services in UAE to facing telecoms competition in UAE in the mid 2000s to joining the group to manage the group commercial department across Etisalat group operations in Middle East, Asia and Africa and then later on as Chief Regional Officer (CRO-Africa) to manage the operations at 12 African countries.
Started his career with Gulf Aircraft Maintenance Company (GAMCO) in April 1989 as an Engineer and climbed the ladder to become the Senior Supervisor in the aircraft engines maintenance, overhaul and testing workshops.
He was asked later to move to the HR Department of the same company to oversee the Manpower Planning, Recruitment and Employee Relations.
H.E. Essa Al Haddad held various board positions in operating companies in UAE, KSA, India, Nigeria, Ivory coast and Tanzania. During these years, various technological advances as well as disruptions have occurred that was faced but equally harnessed to enrich and evolve Etisalat telecom position in the telecoms industry that shaped it to the group it is today. I am proud and lucky enough to be part of that team that had the knowledge, foresight, endurance, humility and collective team spirit in those challenging times to become the region telecoms industry leader.