Gegenheimer resigns as CEO of Wataniya Kuwait

Abdulaziz Fakhroo appointed as acting-CEO of Wataniya Kuwait

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Gegenheimer resigns as CEO of Wataniya Kuwait Gegenheimer had been CEO of Wataniya since 2008.
By  Roger Field Published  June 13, 2012

Scott Gegenheimer has resigned as CEO of Kuwait's Wataniya Telecom. Gegenheimer, who had been CEO since the start of 2008, left the company to "pursue other opportunities" according to a statement from the telco.

Wataniya has named Abdulaziz Fakhroo, deputy CEO of Wataniya Kuwait, as the new acting CEO of the telco.

Fakhroo was appointed deputy CEO for Wataniya Kuwait earlier this year, following a solid career at parent company Qtel Qatar, where he served as executive director for technology, and senior manager for wireless networks.

He has been with Qtel for more than 20 years and has been a member of the executive management team in Qatar. In addition to his role at Qtel Qatar, Fakhroo has also held the position of chairman of GSM Arab World.

Gegenheimer decided to leave Wataniya Kuwait to pursue other opportunities, following a career that saw him join the company in 2002 as CFO of subsidiary Tunisiana, before being named as GM and CEO of Wataniya Telecom in January 2008.

"Mr Gegenheimer has contributed to the success and growth of the company through his sound leadership and Wataniya wishes him all the best for his future endeavours," the company said in a statement.

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