Ihab Hinnawi	Ihab Hinnawi

Ihab Hinnawi had initially held the role of acting group CEO at Batelco since February 2015 and during this time he showed excellent leadership skills in directing operations across the group’s 14 geographies. In December 2015, Hinnawi was appointed as Batelco’s group CEO.

With over 26 years of managerial experience, he had also been CEO of Batelco’s Umniah operation since 2009 and previously held the role of general manager - enterprise division at Batelco Bahrain and the role of CEO at Batelco Jordan.

In 2004 Hinnawi helped to establish Umniah, as a key member of its initial management team, and continued to work as the operations director of Umniah until 2007.

His repertoire of key expertise portfolio includes increasing revenue, effecting management change, developing new businesses, managing high stake negotiations, strategic planning, developing key partnerships, building corporate and marketing strategy, effecting risk management, and leading organisational restructuring.

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Ihab Hinnawi

Group CEO, Batelco

Ihab Hinnawi had initially held the role of acting group CEO at Batelco before being officially appointed as CEO.

Khaled Biyari

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Khalid Balkheyour

President and CEO, Arab Satellite Communications

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Muna Al Hashemi

CEO, Batelco Bahrain

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Osman Sultan

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Rafiah Ibrahim

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Hatem Dowidar

CEO, Etisalat International

Hatem Dowidar has served as the chief executive officer of Etisalat International since 28 June 2016.

Ihab Hinnawi

Group CEO, Batelco

Ihab Hinnawi had initially held the role of acting group CEO at Batelco before being officially appointed as CEO.

Khaled Biyari

Group CEO, Saudi Telecom Company

Khaled Biyari first joined Saudi Telecom Group in May 2013 as the senior vice president for Technology and Operations.

Khalid Balkheyour

President and CEO, Arab Satellite Communications

Khalid Balkheyour has over 30 years experience in the telecommunications industry.

Masmood Sharif Mohammad

CEO, YahSat

Prior to his role as CEO, Masmood Sharif Mohammad held the position of deputy chief executive officer for Yahsat.

Mikkel Vinter

Founder and Director, Virgin Middle East and Africa

Mikkel Vinter is the founder and director of Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa, with close to 20 years of telecom experience.

Muna Al Hashemi

CEO, Batelco Bahrain

Muna Al Hashemi was appointed as chief executive officer for Batelco’s Bahrain operations in August 2015, following seven months as acting CEO.

Osman Sultan

CEO, du

Osman Sultan was appointed CEO of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, du, starting 1 January 2006.

Rafiah Ibrahim

SVP and Market Head, Ericsson Middle East & Africa

Rafiah Ibrahim has held various leadership positions within the Ericsson Group since 1996.