Muscat – Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company (Ooredoo Oman) has announced the appointment of Bassam al Ibrahim as the new chief executive officer effective from March 1, 2023.
Ibrahim succeeds Ooredoo Oman’s former CEO Noor al Sulaiti, due to non-renewal of her employment contract, the company said in a disclosure submitted to the Muscat Stock Exchange.
Noor, who has been working with Ooredoo Group since 2004, was appointed as CEO of Ooredoo Oman in May 2021.
According to the company’s disclosure, Ibrahim resigned from his position as the board member of Ooredoo Oman effective from February 22, 2023. The vacant board member position will be filled during the company’s annual general meeting scheduled to take place on March 13, 2023.
Ibrahim moves to Ooredoo Oman from his most recent role as CEO of Ooredoo Algeria, bringing to his new position over 20 years of experience in the telecom industry and in several leadership roles within Ooredoo Group. He has also held several senior positions in the areas of telecom, information technology, project management and procurement at Ooredoo Group and other multi-national organisations.
Ibrahim holds a master’s degree in digital transformation from HEC, Paris and a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications engineering from the University of Essex, UK.
In a press statement, Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo, managing director and group CEO at Ooredoo Group, said, “Since joining Ooredoo in 2013, Bassam al Ibrahim has been responsible for several notable achievements in his many senior roles. His stellar career experience stands him in good stead to lead Ooredoo Oman’s future achievements, and I wish him the best in his new role. I also extend my heartfelt thanks to Noor for her unwavering dedication, hard work and commitment for excellence, which have been instrumental in driving Ooredoo Oman’s success over the past two years.”
During his tenure as Ooredoo Algeria’s CEO, Ibrahim successfully steered the company through the challenges of the pandemic and realised great successes, including conducting a major network modernisation project across the country, which led to a significant increase in customer base and a substantial improvement in revenues year-on-year.