Ooredoo chief elected Samena chairman
Dubai, October 8, 2013
The South Asia, Middle East, North Africa region’s Samena Telecommunication Council has elected Dr Nasser Marafih as its new chairman.
Dr Marafih is the group chief executive officer of Ooredoo, a Qatar-based telecom company and takes on the position from the outgoing chairman, Mohamed Bin Isa Al Khalifa, the former group CEO of Bahrain Telecommunications Company.
He brings significant industry experience and a strong track record for contributing to the telecommunication industry’s growth and development to his new role.
Bocar A BA, the council’s chief executive officer, said: “Dr Marafih’s appointment as our chairman comes at a time when the regional telecommunications industry is witnessing growth and development, and as the representative telecommunications association for region, the Samena Council stands to benefit from his vast experience and expertise.
“Our on-going efforts, that prospered under the guidance of Sheikh Mohamed Al Khalifa, to promote collaboration among key industry stakeholders to establish the role of the ICT sector as a key economic contributor, and advocacy efforts to ensure sustainability of the internet and digital business growth through the acceleration of digital service adoption, will be heightened under the leadership of Dr. Marafih and assist us in achieving the objectives of our membership.” - TradeArabia News Service