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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.

Muna Al Hashemi – Batelco Bahrain CEO

Muna Al Hashemi was appointed as Chief Executive for Batelco’s Bahrain operations in August 2015, following seven months as A/CEO. Previously, Muna had been heading Batelco’s Consumer Division since 2008 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 valuable 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 gained in her diverse roles including the experience gained over seven years as General Manager of the busy Consumer Division and seven months as Acting CEO, provides her with the necessary skills for the challenging task of leading Batelco’s Bahrain operations as CEO.

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Sameer Altaf – Chief Financial Officer -Bahrain
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Sameer Altaf was appointed to the post of CFO Bahrain in October 2013 having held the role of Group Financial Controller since 2008 when he joined Batelco to lead the Financial Control function for both Batelco Group and Batelco Bahrain. Mr. Altaf 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 a 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.

Michael Stanford – Chief Marketing Officer

Michael Stanford was appointed to the role of Chief Marketing Officer in November 2015, to drive a unified marketing strategy across the business and consumer divisions of the company and strengthen Batelco’s product & services offerings in a highly competitive marketplace.

Prior to joining Batelco, Michael held a variety of senior Sales and Marketing roles in start-up telecommunications and emerging technology companies, including Vice President Sales and Distribution for Wind Mobile Canada and Senior Vice President of Marketing at Public Mobile Inc. a wireless service provider covering 11 million consumers in Canada.

Michael’s career also includes 10 years with Bell Canada, Canada’s largest telecommunications company providing wireline, wireless, internet, and TV service to both consumers and businesses. During his tenure with Bell Canada, he held a number of senior roles including General Manager Sales and Distribution and Director of Marketing and Strategic Planning.

Michael holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

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Michael Stanford
Adel Daylami – Chief Global Business Officer
Adel Daylami
Adel Daylami

Adel Daylami was appointed to the role of Chief Global Business Officer in 2015, to drive and promote the professional business relationships with customers, partners, carriers and Batelco’s joint venture partners and design customised solutions for Batelco’s global clients across its many geographic, legislative and compliance environments.

Since joining Batelco in 1989 Adel has held various roles including General Manager Enterprise Division, General Manager Products & Services, Senior Manager Business Product portfolio, Director International Operation & Business Marketing and CEO Batelco Jordan. Adel currently holds the additional role of Managing Director of Batelco Egypt.

Among Adel’s many key achievements he was a key player in setting up Broadband Bahrain and ICT & Network Rationalization Strategies and he managed the launch and successful implementation of Batelco’s Internet Services.

He holds a Master’s in Business Administration, Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing and a BSc in Electrical & Electronics Engineering.

Suhaila Alnowakhda – HR Bahrain General Manager

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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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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