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Mo Ibrahim        

Chairman, Celtel International B.V

Dr. Mo Ibrahim is Chairman of Celtel International B.V. He is an acknowledged global expert in mobile communications with a distinguished academic and business career. He founded MSI (Metapath Software Inc) in 1989 after six years with Cellnet, as Technical Director. This company grew into one of the largest independent consultancy and software operations in the cellular industry with revenue of $130 million and 17 offices worldwide. Metapath was sold in June 2000 for $900m. Mo founded MSI Cellular Investments in 1998 (renamed Celtel International B.V. this year). The company operates cellular networks in 14 African countries, has more than 8.5m customers and revenues of $1b. In May 2005, the company was sold to the Kuwaiti mobile operator, MTC for $3.4b.

Mo holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alexandria, Egypt, an MSc in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom and PhD in Mobile Communications from the University of Birmingham. He is a member of the Africa Regional Advisory Board of London Business School. Mo is of Nubian (Sudanese) origin.

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JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – Sudanese-born billionaire Mo Ibrahim on Saturday castigated Africa's ageing leaders for crowding out young blood.

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And the 2013 Ibrahim Prize for achievement in African leadership ...

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