Meet Nora Wahby, the New Head of Ericsson West Africa

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Meet Nora Wahby, New Head of Ericsson West Africa

Swedish multinational telecoms company, Ericsson has appointed Nora Wahby as head of its West Africa operations.

With vast experience working in Ericsson and Africa, Wahby will run Ericsson’s operations within the region. She will also play a symbolic role for Ericsson in the region by attending functions and other events.

Career-wise, Nora Wahby is a long-timer at Ericsson. According to some sources, her career at Ericsson spans almost 2 decades. Her stint at the company began when she joined Ericsson Egypt as Network and Technology Consultant almost 20 years ago. Once in, she quickly rose through the ranks, reaching the rank of key account manager and other positions.

Importantly, by 2008, Wahby joined Ericsson Vodafone Egypt as a Program Manager for the Vodafone Egypt Performance improvement project. She quickly rose to become Operational Excellence Manager at Ericsson Egypt. By 2009, she became Account Manager at Ericsson Egypt. She handled this responsibility for four years.

Nora Wahby, the new head of West Africa.

In 2013, she rose to Key Account Manager at telecom service provider in Egypt. By 2016, she was appointed Key Accounts Manager for Ericsson South Africa. She stayed in this position until her recent appoint as Head of Ericsson West Africa.

Speaking on her appointment, Rafiah Ibrahim, Head of Ericsson Middle East and Africa said, “Nora’s experience in driving our customers’ transformation and building new capabilities in developing markets will allow us to strengthen our long-term relationship with Ericsson’s customers in the West Africa region.” He described her as key to Ericsson’s connectivity and transformation plans in West Africa.”

Accepting her appointment, Nora Wahby said, “I am proud to assume this challenging new role and I look forward to further strengthening Ericsson’s position in the telecommunications industry while expanding its reach within the countries I’ll be responsible for.”


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