Became chief executive officer and managing director of Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) in July 2005, after spending a little over a year with the company as a project manager. Al Kaf started his professional career in 1986 with Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat), working closely with Alcatel and Fujitsu on software development. Mr Al-Kaf holds a BSC from George Washington, and worked with Etisalat in UAE for 17 years. As general manager of Etisalat’s Network Services division, he played a definitive role in building a state-of-the-art third generation mobile network in the United Arab Emirates.