Al Ahlia Insurance Company announced the appointment of Arif Dawood Qasim al Zadjali as their new IT director.
Zadjali holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Sultan Qaboos University and an MBA from Strathclyde College, UK. The appointment also highlights the company’s steadfast commitment to support Oman’s vision of encouraging homegrown talent in organisations. He will oversee and steer the company’s IT development, infrastructure, security, maintenance and governance needs, according to a press release.
With almost two and half decades of experience in the fields of information technology, e-governance, e-transformation, change management, business strategy and project management, he has worked in multiple sectors including banking, telecommunications and logistics. Zadjali brings to Al Ahlia Insurance strong leadership skills and superior technical know-how, that will play a key role in keeping Al Ahlia Insurance ‘One Step Ahead’.
“We are extremely happy to have Zadjali on-board with us. We continuously strive to leverage our IT assets, towards robust control, security and governance; in addition to bringing quality service to our esteemed clients. Zadjali has a strong background in this field and is currently a board member of Oman IT Society. He is a great addition to our leadership team and I wish him the very best in this new and challenging role” said Praveen Kumar, chief executive officer of Al Ahlia Insurance Company.
Commenting on his appointment, Zadjali said “I am very excited about this opportunity at Al Ahlia Insurance and I am sure I can add value to the organisation with my vast experience. IT security is a very critical function in the insurance sector given privacy concerns, client security and governance requirements. I look forward to play my part in shaping the future of Al Ahlia, insurance industry and the sultanate at large.”
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