Senior Vice President and Head of Market Area Middle East & Africa

Rafiah Ibrahim

Rafiah Ibrahim is Senior Vice President and Head of Market Area Middle East & Africa since April 1, 2017. Prior to that, she served as the Head of Ericsson Region Middle East since 2014. 

Ibrahim has more than 36 years of experience in the telecommunications industry particularly in networks & digital services and in many areas such as sales, industry transformation and customer relations.

She has held various leadership positions within the Ericsson Group since 1996.  Throughout her career, she has worked in many countries - Malaysia, Bangladesh, UK, Middle East and Africa. During her leadership experience she has grown business in emerging markets, been responsible for Ericsson’s business in 11 countries on the African continent, led the broadcast services business from a post in London, as well as managed the integration of Red Bee Media in 2014.

Ibrahim graduated from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, United Kingdom, with a master’s degree in Digital Communication Engineering.