Zain KSA appoints new MD and CEO

Khalid Al-Omar takes up the new role while Bader Al-Kharafi becomes a board member.
Khalid Al-Omar is the new managing director and CEO of Zain KSA.
Khalid Al-Omar is the new managing director and CEO of Zain KSA.

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Zain KSA, part of the Zain Group, has appointed Khalid Al-Omar as the new managing director and CEO of the Saudi operation, with immediate effect following Dr Saad Al-Barrak’s resignation from the role yesterday.

Al-Omar who was a board member of Zain KSA is now replaced by Bader Nasser Al-Kharafi who also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Zain Group.

Al-Omar has acted as CEO of Zain Kuwait from June 10, 2010, a critical role at the helm of Zain Group, and in March 2011, he was further appointed as the CTO of Zain Group.

Al-Omar joined Zain in December 1986, rising through the company’s ranks over the years holding various leading positions. From November 2008 to June 2010, he held the key role of CTO of Zain Group overseeing all of its telecommunication networks and technology strategy, a critical role that has now returned to his responsibility.

Having been with the company for 25 years now, Al-Omar comes to this new role of heading Zain KSA with many accomplishments to his outstanding record.

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