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24 May 2019

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Pan-African telecommunications group; Smile Telecoms on Tuesday appointed Mr. Ahmad Farroukh as the telco’s new CEO and Ms. Irene Charnley as Deputy Chairman. Their appointments go with effect June 1st, 2019 — as Mr. Ahmad will be replacing Mr. Mohammed Sharbatly the current CEO.

Mr. Ahmad currently the company’s Executive Director of Operations is an experienced telecoms executive with a distinguished record of commercial and operational success. He has worked with MTN Group as the CEO of MTN Nigeria, Chief Operating Executive of MTN South Africa, and CEO of Mobily. Mobily is Saudi Arabia’s second largest telecommunications operator.