Batelco Group appoints new group CEO

Shaikh Mohamed bin Isa Al Khalifa to take over as group CEO from October 1

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Batelco Group appoints new group CEO Shaikh Mohamed bin Isa Al Khalifa will take over as Batelco's new Group CEO, replacing former CEO Peter Kaliaropoulos, who had been in charge of the company since 2005.
By  Roger Field Published  August 28, 2011

Batelco Group has appointed Shaikh Mohamed bin Isa Al Khalifa as its new group CEO, effective from 1st October.

Shaikh Mohamed, who has been Batelco's deputy chairman since 2002, is the first Bahraini national to become CEO of Batelco Group. He replaces former CEO Peter Kaliaropoulos, who had been in charge of the company since 2005.

Kaliaropoulos has been moved to the newly created role of CEO of strategic investment, which will see him take charge of Batelco's joint ventures.

Meanwhile, Murad Ali Murad, current board director at Batelco, was named as new deputy chairman of the board, in place of Al Khalifa.

Batelco's chairman, Shaikh Hamad Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, said: "Shaikh Mohamed is already familiar with Batelco's strategic challenges and opportunities in Bahrain and across the region, due to his tenure as Batelco board's deputy chairman since 2002.

"In addition, he is going to be supported by a strong team of experienced executives from Batelco Bahrain and other regional companies. We firmly believe that he has the people leadership and commercial credentials to lead and expand Batelco Group."

Prior to this appointment, Shaikh Mohamed, was CEO of the Social Insurance Organisation (SIO) which was formed by the merger of the General Organisation for Social Insurance and the Pension Fund Commission in 2008.

Prior to this merger, he was the director general of the General Organisation for Social Insurance in Bahrain since 2005.

2173 days ago
John N

all the best for new venture!

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