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Virgin Mobile MEA appoints new Group CEO

Alan Gow is a co-founder of the original Virgin Mobile in the UK alongside Sir Richard Branson.

Virgin Mobile MEA appoints new Group CEO
Alan Gow, Group CEO of Virgin Mobile MEA.

Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa (VMMEA) recently announced the appointment of Alan Gow as Group CEO.

Based in the Group's regional headquarters in Dubai, UAE, Gow brings a plethora of experience working as part of Virgin's senior leadership, and is also a co-founder of the original Virgin Mobile in the UK alongside Sir Richard Branson.

Gow also served as the driving force behind by the company's economic model as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO).

Commenting on his appointment, Gow shared: "I am thrilled that my Virgin Mobile journey has brought me to the UAE to lead the dynamic Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa team."

He added: "The Middle East and Africa region is entering an exciting phase in its evolution, and I look forward to working with this highly talented team as we pursue a strategy of digital transformation, and drive the launch of innovative products and services that put our people and customer experience at the heart of everything we do."

Gow holds over 20 years of experience working in mobile telecoms, both in the Mobile Network Operator (MNO) and MVNO sectors. Prior to signing on with Virgin Mobile, Gow worked with network operator T-Mobile in the UK.

Commenting at a recent visit to the UAE, Sir Richard Branson said: "Alan has been a key member of the Virgin Mobile family from the very beginning of the company and has delivered stunning results for the Group time and time again.

"With such an experienced and proven pair of hands at the helm I have no doubt that there will be exciting times ahead as Alan and his team lead the way in innovation and continue to shake up the telecoms industry in the region."

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