du has announced the appointment of Carlos Domingo in the newly created role of senior executive officer, New Business and Innovation. In 2015, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, deputy prime minister and minister of Presidential Affairs announced the creation of a chief executive officer of innovation for all government agencies, during the Government Summit this year.
As a member of the executive management team, Domingo’s responsibilities will include leading the development and execution of du’s new business and innovation strategies, to foster a connected society and empower business acumen within leaders in the company, key requirements for a telecommunications company to retain its competitive market position and ensure sustainable growth.
Domingo joins du from Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), where he managed digital services, alliances and partnerships, product development, analytics and big data department. Prior to that he held the position of CEO of New Business and Innovation at Telefonica Digital and was CEO of Telefónica R&D. Domingo has been steeped in the world of technology and innovation for over 20 years across almost all the continents, and holds a PhD cum Laude in Computer Science as well as an executive MBA.
Osman Sultan, chief executive officer at du, said: “The telecommunications industry is on an evolutionary trajectory and the next step would be revolutionary in terms of the changes that will sweep across the sector. In order to retain our leadership position in a competitive market place, we need a pioneering strategy that paves the way to establishing higher standards and improved service delivery through cutting edge product development and improves the quality of our customers’ lives. The advent of the smart city will provide us numerous opportunities to innovate and collaborate on to drive business. As a senior leader with a wealth of experience across key business sectors, we believe Carlos’s expertise will provide strategic leadership to drive our unique vision in the year of innovation.”