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Zain makes changes in management after sale to Bharti

June 11, 2010 12:01 IST

Kuwait-based mobile operator Zain Group has announced comprehensive restructuring of its executive management and new appointments to meet new challenges.

The announcement follows the recent sale of its African operations to India's Bharti Airtel in order to adapt to the dynamic nature of its Middle East market where it serves over 31 million customers.

In a statement released on Thursday Zain Group's Chief Executive Officer Nabeel Bin Salamah said: "As Zain enters a new era focusing on delivering its Middle East customers the latest mobile technologies and services, the company is adapting to meet these challenges."

"We believe that with the new appointments the company will rise to the challenges taking full advantage of the growth opportunities in our markets and deliver financial targets to the satisfaction of all stakeholders," he added.

According to the announcement Barrak Al Sabeeh has been appointed Chief Operating Officer; Haitham Al Khaled as Chief Technology Officer, Khaled Al Hajeri as CEO Advisor for KSA Affairs, Ossama Matta as Chief Financial Officer, Bashar Arafeh as Chief Commercial Officer, Lynne Dorward as Chief Regulatory Officer, Andrew Arowojolu as Director of Business Development, Cem Yolcu as Director of Strategy and Ina Rabieh as Director of Human Resources.

On the country operational level, Zain named Khalid Al Omar as CEO of its Kuwait operation and Emad Makiya as its CEO of Zain Iraq.

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