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SAMENA Council names new chairman

Pan-regional telecom organisation appoints new chairman of the board

Dr. Nasser Marafih is now chairman of SAMENA Telecoms Council.
Dr. Nasser Marafih is now chairman of SAMENA Telecoms Council.

The board of directors of SAMENA Telecommunication Council has elected Dr. Nasser Marafih as its new chairman.

Marafih, who is group CEO of Qatar's Ooredoo, takes on the position from the outgoing chairman, Mohamed Bin Isa Al Khalifa, the former group CEO of Bahrain's Batelco.

Bocar A. BA, SAMENA Council's CEO, said: "Dr. Marafih's appointment as our chairman comes at a time when the regional telecommunications industry is witnessing unprecedented growth and development, and as the representative telecommunications association for region, the SAMENA Council stands to benefit from his vast experience and expertise."

Marafih added: "As an industry, we have a responsibility to grow, evolve and provide real solutions for the problems that people face. The council will continue to provide a strong, unified voice in our discussions with governments and regulators, as we all work together to deliver the best possible level of service for the people of this region."