Ooredoo Group Announces New CEO of Ooredoo Qatar

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Doha, Qatar: Ooredoo Q.P.S.C. (“Ooredoo”) – Ticker ORDS – has announced the appointment of Sheikh Ali Bin Jabor Al Thani as the new Chief Executive Officer of Ooredoo Qatar.

Sheikh Ali moves to Ooredoo Qatar from his most recent role as Chief Legal, Regulatory & Governance Officer at Ooredoo Group, and brings to his new role several years’ experience of senior leadership responsibilities across Ooredoo Qatar and Ooredoo Group since joining the company in 2013.

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al Thani will end his secondment in the role of CEO at Ooredoo Qatar and will be fully dedicated to his role as Deputy Group CEO at Ooredoo Group, with responsibility for Group management and operations.

A particular highlight of his tenure was the tremendous success of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, for which Sheikh Mohammed is to be commended for his invaluable leadership. With Sheikh Mohammed at the helm, major partnerships were signed to ensure the creation of the best FIFA World Cup™ yet, with records being set for data traffic and calls and the most enhanced fan experience ever seen.

Further C-suite appointments include the confirmation of Sheikh Nasser Bin Hamad Bin Nasser Al Thani – previously Chief Commercial Officer at Ooredoo Qatar – as Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Ooredoo Group, and Dr Hamad Yahya Al Nuaimi as Group Chief Board Affairs Officer, moving from his previous role as Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Ooredoo Group.

Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo, Managing Director and Group CEO at Ooredoo Group, said: “I am pleased to announce these senior appointments, which reflect the ongoing evolution and development of Ooredoo. We have a strategic commitment to investing in our people; to attracting and recruiting the brightest talents; and to developing a robust cadre of leaders through a comprehensive programme of development.

As CEO of Ooredoo Qatar, Sheikh Ali Bin Jabor Al Thani will build on the strong foundations put in place by his predecessors and enable us to continue to innovate and drive value creation in our home market, and we wish him every success in this new role.

We offer our thanks to Sheikh Mohammed, who successfully led Ooredoo Qatar for three years, steering the company through the challenges of the pandemic and on to some of our greatest successes, including our record-breaking performance during FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.”

Sheikh Mohammed’s tenure as leader of Ooredoo Qatar included many more such notable achievements: the company’s contribution to the flagship TASMU Project, designed to cement Qatar’s position as a digital leader; expansion of the pioneering 5G network; and partnerships with some of the world’s leading technology and innovation giants.

About Ooredoo

Ooredoo is an international communications company operating across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. Serving consumers and businesses in 10 countries, Ooredoo delivers the leading data experience through a broad range of content and services via its advanced, data-centric mobile and fixed networks. Ooredoo generated revenues of QAR 30 billion as of 31 December 2021. Its shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.