New CFO on board at Ooredoo Oman

Appointment also reflects the operator's focus on Omanisation
Abdul Razzaq Al Balushi
Abdul Razzaq Al Balushi
Abdul Razzaq Al Balushi
Abdul Razzaq Al Balushi

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Ooredoo has promoted Abdul Razzaq Al Balushi to the post of chief financial officer. He takes over from Jorgen Latte, who has retired as 1 February 2017 as CFO. Razzaq will have overall responsibility for managing the finance function, which will involve strategic finance, budgeting and planning, revenue assurance, business control, accounts and financial control, investor relations, procurement contracts and supply chain. He will also be responsible for developing strategies for sustainable value creation and also risk management in relation to setting and achieving organisational objectives.

Abdul Razzaq formerly served as the company’s deputy CFO and has more than 25 years of experience working in a wide variety of managerial positions in corporate planning, strategy, finance, banking, and risk management. Prior to joining Ooredoo, he worked with Oman Trading International Operations in the UAE, HSBC, Oman LNG LLC, Oman Shipping Company SAOG and Aldersgate Partners.

Razzaq is a graduate of Strathclyde University UK, and the College of Banking and Financial Studies Oman with a Masters of Business Administration, Abdul Razzaq is also a Certified Treasury & Finance Professional and holds certificates in accounts, banking and trade.

Today, Ooredoo has an Omanisation rate of over 90%, with highly qualified and experienced Omanis working at every level within the company.

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