Zain Group CEO elected to GSMA Board

Gegenheimer will be involved in charting the future course of mobile connectivity
GSMA, Scott Gegenheimer, Zain, Zain Group, Zain Group CEO elected to GSMA Board


Zain Group's chief executive officer, Scott Gegenheimer, has been elected as a member of the Board of Directors of GSM Association (GSMA) for a two-year period commencing January 2017 through December 2018.

The GSMA Board has 26 members, including 25 operator representatives from the world’s largest operator groups, together with smaller, independent operators with global representation.

Scott Gegenheimer said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the members of the GSMA Board for bestowing this honour on me and Zain. The GSMA has a proud history of elevating the requirements of mobile network operators globally and championing causes that have led to our industry becoming one of the most successful ever. I look forward to representing the region, fully recognising how essential our industry endeavors are to empowering and improving the quality of life in the Middle East and Africa and beyond.”

The GSMA Board for the 2017-2018 term (in company alphabetical order) comprises:

• Juan Carlos Archila, EVP, international relationships, América Móvil
• Bill Hague, EVP-global connection management, AT&T Mobility
• Sunil Bharti Mittal, founder and chairman, Bharti Enterprises
• Sha Yuejia, executive director and VP, China Mobile
• Sun Kangmin, executive director and EVP, China Telecom
• Lu Yimin, president and vice chairman, China Unicom
• Wolfgang Kopf, SVP, public and regulatory affairs, Deutsche Telekom
• Hatem Dowidar, CEO International, Etisalat
• Mats Granryd, director general, GSMA
• Christian Salbaing, deputy chairman, Europe, Hutchison
• Takashi Tanaka, president, KDDI
• Eelco Blok, CEO, KPN
• Chang-Gyu Hwang, chairman and CEO, KT Corporation
• Mauricio Ramos, CEO, Millicom
• Phuthuma Nhleko, chairman and acting CEO, MTN Group
• Andrei Dubovskov, president, MTS
• Kazuhiro Yoshizawa, president and CEO, NTT DOCOMO
• Mari-Noëlle Jego-Laveissiere, EVP, innovation, Orange Group
• Dong-Hyun Jang, president and CEO, SK Telecom
• Julio Linares López, VP of the Board, Telefonica
• Sigve Brekke, president and CEO, Telenor Group
• Johan Dennelind, president and CEO, Telia Company
• Kaan Terzioglu, CEO, Turkcell
• Roy Chestnutt, chief strategy officer, Verizon
• Serpil Timuray, group chief commercial operations and strategy officer, Vodafone
• Scott Gegenheimer, CEO, Zain Group

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