Ericsson today announced the appointment of Işıl Yalcin as president for the North East Africa Unit, part of the Ericsson Middle East region. In her new role, Yalcin will be responsible for handling the company’s customer relations, further developing the skill level of employees and focusing on business growth. Based in Ericsson’s Egypt office, Yalcin will oversee the telecom giant’s operations in Egypt, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Eritrea.
A Turkish national, Yalcin started her professional career by joining Ericsson in Turkey in 1996. During her tenure, Yalcin held several roles serving multiple business units that specialise in Networks and Operations of broadband, radio access (RAN), and core. Prior to her current role, Yalcin was the vice president and head of RAN overseeing 23 countries in the Middle East region.