Zain names new CEO at touch

Kaliaropoulos’ appointment is effective immediately
Peter Kaliaropoulos, CEO at touch.
Peter Kaliaropoulos, CEO at touch.


Zain Group has appointed Peter Kaliaropoulos as chief executive officer of touch in Lebanon. Kaliaropoulos’ appointment is effective immediately. Wassim Mansour, former general manager at touch, will be returning to a senior management role within Zain Group.

Kaliaropoulos brings over 30 years of experience in the international ICT sector across the Asia-Pacific and Gulf regions. He worked as Batelco Group CEO.

Zain Group CEO Scott Gegenheimer said: “With Peter Kaliaropoulos’ vast and impressive experience in technology and management, and with the committed support of all of Zain Group resources, I’m confident he will work closely with and support the Lebanon Telecom Ministry in its vision to take the country’s telecommunications sector to the next level.”

“I would also like to express my profound gratitude to Wassim Mansour for the excellent work he has done at touch over the past twelve months and look forward to his return to Zain Group,” he added.

Kaliaropoulos said: “Zain has considerable experience and reputation in the regional telecom sector, and the operation it manages in Lebanon is a key component of that. The domestic market in Lebanon is progressing rapidly and I look forward to working closely with the Ministry of Telecommunications to the benefit of all stakeholders.”

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