Swedish telecoms vendor, Ericsson, has appointed Işıl Yalcin as president for its North East Africa unit.
Yalcin replaces former North East Africa head, Carlo Alloni, who was appointed executive VP and head of operations for the Middle East in June.
Yalcin, who has been with Ericsson for 16 years, was previously vice president and head of radio access networks covering 23 countries in the Middle East.
Yalcin is based in Ericsson’s Cairo office, and is responsible for business growth, customer relations and developing talent in Egypt, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, North Sudan, South Sudan and Eritrea.
Anders Lindblad, president of Ericsson Middle Eas, said: “Işıl has been with Ericsson for over 16 years now and with her solid track record and expertise, we are confident that she will continue adding value to both the company and our customers.”
A Turkish national, Yalcin started her career at Ericsson in Turkey in 1996. She held several roles in multiple business units specialising in networks and operations of broadband, RAN, and core.