Group CEOs

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    Waleed Mohamed Al-Sayed

    Chief Executive Officer – Ooredoo Qatar

    Waleed Al Sayed was appointed as Deputy CEO - Ooredoo Group and CEO - Ooredoo Qatar in November 2015.

    Through his managerial and board duties at Ooredoo Group companies, Waleed has developed extensive experience in the information and technology sector, both in Qatar and the wider region. He was previously Chief Operating Officer of Ooredoo Qatar and currently serves as President Commissioner of Indosat Ooredoo and Chairman of the Board of Ooredoo Myanmar; and as Board Member of MEEZA (a technology joint venture between Ooredoo and Qatar Foundation). Waleed was previously Deputy Chairman of Ooredoo Algeria, Chairman of the Board of Ooredoo Tunisia and Chairman of the Board of Ooredoo subsidiary STARLINK-Qatar. He was also the Chairman of the Qatar Handball Team and a member of Ooredoo’s Football team. He holds an Executive Masters in Business Administration from HEC Paris with full honours.

    Waleed joined Ooredoo Group in 1987 and has held managerial positions in Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Strategy, Project Management, Communications and Customer Service. He was appointed as Executive Director of Group Communications in 2003.  In this strategic role, Waleed was instrumental in putting a company-wide business plan in place with a clear strategy to significantly improve the organisation’s corporate image as well strengthening the company’s international and community relations standing. He also developed and delivered several Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives that have positioned Ooredoo among the leading CSR supporters in the country. During this period, he was also instrumental in carrying out several successful campaigns resulting in Ooredoo (then called Qtel) winning many internationally recognised industry awards.

    Waleed was appointed Executive Director - Customer Services in 2006 to establish a greatly enhanced and improved customer experience. During an important time following the liberalisation of Qatar’s telecoms market and the introduction of competition, he led the transformation of the company’s Customer Service Centres to become more retail sales and customer-oriented, with the aim of engaging with and getting closer to its customers.  The new retail shop designs went on to win a worldwide award for the “Best Retail Shop Design” in 2009. His early achievements in this position were followed in 2010 by additional accolades and success, as Ooredoo won the highest number of hounors at the “Contact Centre World Awards” held in the United Kingdom, where Waleed’s presentation won the Gold Award for Best Customer Service in the MENA (Middle East & North Africa) region.

    In 2011, Waleed was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Ooredoo Qatar. During a period of heightened competition, he led the business to continued growth, increased customer-centricity and a more dynamic business culture.

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    Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Thani

    Chief Executive Officer - Ooredoo Kuwait

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Thani holds a Master's Degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Qatar University. Sheikh Mohammed previously worked in Ooredoo’s Finance Department as Director of Financial Operations, and was subsequently promoted to Senior Director, Budget and Decision Support, and Deputy Chief Officer, Finance.

    Sheikh Mohammed has made several contributions to the field of finance and accounting, through his work in Ooredoo’s Finance Department, and also through his work as a member of the Board of Directors of the Qatar Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, where he has promoted the profession of accountancy in the State of Qatar and its important role in developing the country's economy. Sh. Mohammed also currently holds the position of Ooredoo Algeria Chairman.

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    Amer Al Sunna

    Chief Executive Officer - Asiacell

    Amer Al Sunna, Chief Executive Officer of Asiacell Iraq, previously held the position of Managing Director within the organization since February 2013. He brings 20 years’ experience to his role, garnered in a range of senior executive positions at high-profile organisations around the world.  Amer initially joined the Ooredoo family as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of wi-tribe Jordan in August 2010, followed by a role as Chief Operating Advisor (COA) for wi-tribe Philippines in August 2011.  Prior to his roles at wi-tribe, Amer was CEO of three specialised telecommunications and internet service companies owned by VTEL Holdings, in the Commonwealth of Independent States, working in Ukraine, Armenia and Georgia. He has also been Group Chief Operations Officer (COO) at Orange Jordan.   Amer remains dedicated to improving customer experience in the communications industry. He has played a key role in the growth of the telecoms sector in his home country of Jordan. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Jordan University.

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    Ian Charles Dench

    Chief Executive Officer - Ooredoo Oman

    Ian Charles Dench became Chief Executive Officer of Ooredoo Oman on 24 January 2017.

    Ian joined Ooredoo Qatar operations in 2006 as Executive Director, Corporate & VIP Accounts.  In 2008, he was named as Executive Director, Consumer Services. In 2012, he was appointed as the Chief Marketing Officer. He was a key member of the Ooredoo Qatar leadership team and significantly contributed to building Ooredoo’s market share in Qatar by developing and maintaining strong product and service portfolios. He was named as Chief Commercial Officer for Ooredoo Group in January 2016.

    Ian was appointed as Board Member of Indosat Ooredoo in March 2016. He is a Member of the Board of ICT Company NavLink and an advisory board member for the Asia Pacific Internet Group. His management experience spans Mobile, Fixed, Multimedia and Digital services in emerging and developed markets.

    Ian has more than 25 years of experience with leading telecommunication companies across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Prior to joining Ooredoo, he was the Head of Sales & Marketing operations for Batelco.  He held Senior Management positions in British Telecom and O₂, starting in the United Kingdom and later moving to Singapore to cover the Asia Pacific Region.

    He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM) and Chartered Marketer with an MBA from CASS Business School in London.

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    Ahmad Abulaziz Al Neama

    Chief Executive Officer - Indosat Ooredoo

    Ahmad Al Neama was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Indosat Ooredoo in May 2019.

    Most recently, Al Neama was Group Chief Technology Officer for Ooredoo from July 2017 until May 2019.

    Through his board duties and the senior positions he has held in Ooredoo Qatar, Ahmad has developed extensive experience in telecoms and network engineering, as well as B2C and B2B/ICT sales and operations.

    He was previously Chief Sales and Services Officer at Ooredoo Qatar and continues in his roles on the Board of Directors for Indosat Ooredoo and Ooredoo Oman.

    Ahmad joined Ooredoo Qatar in 2004 and served in a number of roles, including Director of Demand and Project Management, and Senior Director of Radio Networks.

    Ahmad holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Denver and has completed a range of educational and training programmes, including an HEC Leadership Training programme and courses in Digital Signal Processing, Advanced Electromagnetic Fields Control Systems Analysis and others.


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    Durgham Maraee

    Chief Executive Officer - Wataniya Palestine

    Dr. Durgham Maraee, formerly the Chief Investment Officer of the Palestine Investment Fund(PIF), has been named as CEO of Wataniya Palestine, after accepting the resignation of the previous CEO Mr. Fayez Husseini.

    As CIO of the PIF, Dr. Maraee held a senior role at Palestine’s largest institutional investor with more than US$800 million worth of assets under management. Earlier in his career, he worked as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Dr. Maraee holds a Doctorate degree in International Law from Harvard University.

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    Mansoor Rashid Al-Khater

    Chief Executive Officer - Ooredoo Tunisia

    Mansoor Rashid Al-Khater was appointed CEO at Ooredoo Tunisia in November 2019.

    Mansoor joined Ooredoo in 2009 and has held several senior roles, the most recent being Group Chief Strategy Officer for Ooredoo Group.

    As the Group Chief Strategy Officer, Mansoor was responsible for driving the Group Strategy development, cascading the Strategic direction to the Group and OpCos and ensuring delivery and execution of the Group’s Strategy.

    Prior to this, Mansoor held the position of Chief Strategy Officer at Ooredoo Qatar, where he contributed towards the division’s Strategic Business Plan on an annual basis, facilitated corporate performance reviews and interacted with key stakeholders to enhance operational performance.

    Mansoor has more than 20 years’ engineering and business experience, including an 11-year career at Qatar Petroleum.

    Additionally, Mansoor serves on the Board of Asiacell, Iraq (an Ooredoo Group member). He is former Board Member of Arabsat, Al Jazeera Network and an ex-member of Qatar Museums Authority Board of Trustees.

    In addition to attending a number of professional and industry training programmes in Qatar and abroad, Mansoor holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Qatar University, an M.B.A from Hull University and a Masters degree in Emergency & Disaster Management from Georgetown University.

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    Najib Khan

    Chief Executive Officer - Ooredoo Maldives

    Najib Khan was named as the CEO of Ooredoo Maldives on 4 April 2017. Previously, he served as the head of Business Services at Ooredoo Group, based in Doha, where he had responsibility for developing Ooredoo’s B2B offering on a regional and global scale.

    A telecommunication professional with more than 25 years of experience, he has held senior roles at Bharti Airtel, including CEO of the Homes & Offices business and Chief Marketing Officer for Business-to-Business.

    He is an Engineer with a Post Graduate degree in Business Management from NMIMS in India and in Industrial Electronics Engineering from Mumbai University, India.

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    Rajeev Sethi

    Chief Executive Officer - Ooredoo Myanmar

    Mr. Rajeev Sethi was named as CEO of Ooredoo Myanmar in May 2019.

    Rajeev has 25 years of work experience, of which 15 have been in telecommunications with several multinational companies.

    Prior to joining Ooredoo, he was Chief Commercial Officer at Airtel Africa. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer of Grameenphone, a Telenor Group company. He has held senior positions in Uninor, Vodafone, Hewlett Packard and Hutchison Telecom.

    Rajeev comes with a wealth of experience in telecoms, business development, marketing and customer service and brings significant contribution to Ooredoo Myanmar.

    Rajeev holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management and a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Gujarat University in India.