Batelco appoints two new CFOs

Telco makes internal appointments to fill top finance roles

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Batelco appoints two new CFOs
By  Roger Field Published  November 6, 2013

Bahrain's Batelco Group has appointed two new chief financial officers for Batelco Group and Batelco Bahrain.

The telco named Faisal Qamhiyah as group CFO and Sameer Altaf as CFO of Batelco Bahrain.

Qamhiyah was previously CFO of Batelco Bahrain, a position he held since January 2013. Prior to joining Batelco Bahrain Qamhiyah was CFO of Batelco's Jordan subsidiary, Umniah.

He also served as advisor to the board of directors, CEO, CFO, COO and as marketable securities fund manager in various companies.

Meanwhile, Sameer Altaf joined Batelco in 2008 to lead the financial control function for Batelco Group and Bahrain, and has held a number of key roles within the financial division including most recently, the post of group financial controller.

Altaf previously held senior financial and risk management roles in Orascom Telecom and Kinnevik AB with a focus on telecoms, media and technology. He is a qualified chartered accountant having trained with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Batelco chairman Shaikh Hamad bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, said: "Both gentlemen have proven records of achievement having served in key senior financial roles within the Batelco Group for some time. We are confident that they have the necessary credentials to meet the stringent criteria required for their respective roles."

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