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Dedicated to Improving our Customers’ Lifestyles and Enabling Businesses to Succeed Batelco Bahrain is focused on the ongoing development and delivery of innovative telecommunications products and services and information applications for our Consumers, Business and Wholesale customers across the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Rashid Abdulla – Chief Executive Batelco Bahrain

Rashid Abdulla has been Chief Executive for Batelco Bahrain since January 2011, having held the position of Managing Director of Qualitynet, Batelco’s sister operation in Kuwait, since 2000. During his 10-year tenure at Qualitynet, Rashid helped to turn the company into a highly profitable and customer focused organisation recognised as the leading internet and Data Communications Company in Kuwait. Rashid has been in the telecommunications business for 30 years, beginning his career as a student in 1979 with Batelco’s former shareholder, Cable & Wireless and training at their Telecommunications College in the UK. He later attended Thames Polytechnic, UK, from where he graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering. A long and illustrious career has seen Rashid gain experience in various aspects of Batelco’s operations, holding management and general management roles from 1986 onwards. Among the roles he has held are General Manager Major Accounts and General Manager of New Business Development. He was instrumental in the delivery of a number of major achievements over the past 26 years including the launch of Internet Services in 1995, which remains one of Batelco’s most significant and far reaching accomplishments. Rashid, who is supported by a strong team of experienced General Managers at Batelco Bahrain, has all the credentials necessary to lead and grow Batelco in Bahrain’s competitive marketplace.

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Sameer Altaf –Chief Financial Officer – Bahrain
Sameer Altaf Sameer Altaf Sameer Altaf was appointed to the post of CFO Bahrain in October 2013 having held the role of Group Financial Controller since 2008. He joined Batelco to lead the Financial Control function for Group and Bahrain. During his association with Batelco, he also held the post of interim CFO Bahrain in 2010. During his professional career, he has held senior financial and risk management roles in Orascom Telecom and Kinnevik AB with focus on telecoms, media and technology. Sameer is a qualified chartered accountant having trained with PricewaterhouseCoopers. In addition, he has completed several Leadership and Management courses from institutions such as Harvard and MIT.
Muna Al Hashemi – General Manager Consumer Division

Muna Al Hashemi has risen through the ranks at Batelco, having joined the Company in 1994. With a Master’s degree in Telecommunications and a BSc in Electronic Engineering, Muna began her career in the Engineering Department and gained invaluable experience as she progressed through a number of divisions, including Customer Services, Accounts, Product Marketing, Product Development and Customer Marketing. The depth of knowledge of various functional units and processes that Muna has gained in her diverse roles has prepared her well for her current challenging task of heading up the busy Consumer Division.

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Adel Daylami – General Manager Enterprise Division
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Adel Daylami is responsible for the delivery of relevant products and services for Batelco’s business customers and ensuring round the clock support in order for them to operate their businesses seamlessly and efficiently. Since joining Batelco in 1989 he has held various roles including Head of Fixed Services, Senior Manager Business Product portfolio, Director International Operation & Business Marketing, CEO Batelco Jordan, acting GM Business Sales & Products and GM Product & Services Division. Adel was a key player in setting up Broadband Bahrain and ICT & Network Rationalisation Strategies. Among many key achievements, he managed, launched and successfully implemented Batelco’s Internet Services from its concept stage through to establishing its current exceptional user base. Mr. Daylami holds a Master’s in Business Administration, Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing and a BSc in Electrical & Electronics Engineering.

Suhaila Al Nowakhda – General Manager HR Bahrain

Suhaila Al Nowakhda, who joined Batelco in 1992 as a Management Services Analyst, completed a BSc from U.O.B while holding down her full time job. In 1998, she was transferred to the Remuneration & Benefits Department where she built up a wide experience in HR policies and procedures before completing a Postgraduate Diploma from Sheffield Hallam University, UK, in 2005. Since then, Suhaila has held a number of senior roles in the HR Department including Senior Manager HR Bahrain with the responsibility for Recruitment & Manpower, HR Operations & Systems, HR Policies & Reviews, Industrial Relations, and Buildings Projects & Support. In her role as GM of Human Resources Bahrain, Suhaila has full responsibility for all HR issues for the Bahrain Operation.

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Ali Ahmed Mustafa - General Manager Wholesale & Carrier Services
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Ali Mustafa was appointed to the role of Senior Manager of Batelco’s Wholesale & Carrier Relations Division in March 2012, taking on the responsibility to lead the division’s activities which include development and management of relevant products and services and providing round the clock support for Bahrain’s licenced operators in addition to planning international capacity for international communication services to ensure higher quality of service and to develop the infrastructure for international communication including submarine cables and international switches. Having joined Batelco in 2004 as an Account Manager for key financial sector customers, Ali joined the Wholesale & Carrier Relations division in 2006 and has established himself as a key player of the team while gaining invaluable experience in all aspects of the department’s activities. Ali holds an Associate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and a BSc in Marketing and Management from University of Bahrain.

Abdul Hamid Chehab – General Manager Network Services

Abdul Hamid Chehab, who joined Batelco in 2006, has played a key role in implementing Batelco’s 3.5G Mobile Network in Bahrain. Since joining the Mobile team he has been instrumental in the introduction of many initiatives leading to increased efficiency and resulting in an improved quality of service for customers.

In his early career, Abdul Hamid worked at Investcom Group Holding where he held a number of leadership positions including the post of Technical Director. Having worked for more than 18 years in the mobile industry, Abdul Hamid has many achievements to his name including the launch of two new 2, 2.5 and 3G mobile networks in Cyprus and Sudan, in addition to holding major key roles in Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Russia and various countries across Africa.

Abdul Hamid’s background in launching and managing early stage, fast growth mobile network operations, coupled with his technical and managerial expertise, give him the knowledge and experience to be a key contributor in realizing Batelco’s vision of providing first class telecommunications service for its customers.

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Future leaders of Batelco are being groomed through the Company’s on-going leadership programme, which uses an international system to hone the skills of employees and mould them into senior managers and executive leaders of tomorrow.

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