Etisalat appoints Sabri Ali Yahya as Chief Information Officer

Etisalat today announced the appointment of Mr. Sabri Ali Yahya as its new Chief Information Officer. The appointment supports the Corporation’s ongoing efforts to strengthen its position, regionally and globally.

The appointment is part of Etisalat’s strategy to further enhance its senior executive team and its information technology function, in line with its business and customer service objectives.

Mr. Younis Abdul Aziz Al Nimr, Chief Human Resources Officer of Etisalat UAE, assured that this appointment is in line with Etisalat’s commitment to recruit and train the best national talent for key roles within the Corporation. He said that the success attained by the corporation’s national workforce revalidates Etisalat’s strategy and commitment towards developing national talent.

“The continuing growth of Mr. Sabri Yahya within the Corporation is a validation of his exemplary abilities, both as an IT specialist and as a leader. I am confident that his vast experience within Etisalat and the skills he has acquired over many years will further strengthen our ability to execute our strategic objectives.” said Mr. Younis Al Nimr

Mr. Yahya started his career with Etisalat in 1995 and has illustriously served the organization for nearly 17 years. Since 2005, he has been serving in a leadership role within the Intelligent Network and Software System Development Department. In 2007, he was appointed CIO of Etisalat Misr, where he contributed to Etisalat becoming one of the dominant players in a highly competitive market. 

In his first statement following the appointment, Mr. Yahya said: “I’m pleased to take on this new responsibility as the CIO for UAE. I’m thankful to the Corporation’s top leadership for having shown the confidence in me to lead Etisalat’s IT function into the next phase. I look forward to working with all my colleagues, who I believe are highly capable and motivated.”

Mr. Yahya holds a Master’s Degree in Communication System Engineering and a Bachelor Degree in Engineering with Honors from University of Kent, UK.