Vincenzo Nesci succeeds Mr. Abou Doma as GTH's CEO and board member. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Orascom Telecom Algeria at Global Telecom Holding S.A.E. (alternate name, Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E.). He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Optimum
Global Telecom Holding S.A.E., formerly Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E., is an international telecommunications company operating GSM networks in the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Asia. It started its operations in Egypt by launching the first Egyptian mobile operator Mobinil in 1998.
On April 15, 2011, VimpelCom Ltd. announced the closing of the combination of VimpelCom and Global Telecom/WIND Telecom SpA. Therefore VimpelCom will own, through WIND Telecom SpA, 51.7% of Global Telecom Holding SAE and 100% of WIND Telecomunicazioni SpA (WIND Italy) and will be the sixth largest mobile telecom provider in the world.