CEO & Founder
Friendi - UAE

Mikkel Vinter is CEO of FRiENDi GROUP, the leading regional MVNO/MVNE player in the SAMEA region based in the group headquarter in Dubai Internet City, UAE. FRiENDi GROUP launched the first MVNO in the region in Q2 2009, and is now rolling out operations across multiple regional markets to deliver on the group vision of establishing the leading network-independent mobile telecommunication provider in the region. Mikkel has held a number of senior management positions in the telecommunications industry over the last 15-plus years. The last 5 years have been in the MENA region, and prior to joining FRiENDi GROUP, Mikkel held the position as Chief Commercial Officer for second GSM operator Nawras in Oman. Before moving to the MENA region, Mikkel has worked for leading international telecom operators in Asia, Scandinavia & Western Europe, where he has held senior management roles for successful market-leaders as well as start-up organisations.