Batelco appoints CEO for Bahrain

Muna Al Hashemi becomes first female telecom CEO in GCC
Muna Al Hashemi.
Muna Al Hashemi.

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Batelco has appointed Muna Al Hashemi as CEO of its Bahrain operation.

Al Hashemi, who was appointed as acting CEO of the unit in December 2014 is now officially the GCC region’s first female telecom CEO.

Prior to taking on the role of acting CEO, Al Hashemi was general manager of Batelco’s consumer division from 2008.

Al Hashemi, who has a Master’s degree in telecommunications and a BSc in electronic engineering, joined Batelco in 1994 progressed through a number of divisions, including engineering, customer services, accounts, product marketing & development and customer marketing.

Al Hashemi is also a board director at Umniah, Batelco Group’s operation in Jordan.

Ihab Hinnawi, Batelco’s group CEO, said: “The Board’s decision is based on Muna’s excellent achievements since December 2014 as acting CEO, and also on her long and successful career with Batelco since joining as a graduate in 1994.”

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