ArabFinance: Orascom Investment Holding (OIH) has announced the appointment of Mr. Hisham Siblini as Chief Operating Officer for its subsidiary Orascom Telecom Lebanon and its managed operation in Lebanon's Mobile Interim Company 1 ("Alfa").

Mr. Siblini will head a newly created Operations Department, grouping all Commercial, Technology and Customer Service activities, created through a restructuring process aimed at improving Alfa's operational performance and streamlining its internal activities to offer best-in
class services while optimizing operational expenses.

Hisham Siblini brings to Alfa a long experience of more than twenty years in the telecommunications industry, where he has built and developed successful wireless and wired international operations from startup to mature stages in highly competitive environments. Mr. Siblini previously served as Vice President of Technology of Orange in Egypt after having worked as Chief Technology Officer of Ooredoo in Kuwait and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Orascom Telecom in Tunisia.

Mr. Naguib Sawiris, Executive Chairman of OIH said: "We wish to extend a very warm welcome to Hisham for joining Orascom Telecom Lebanon. We are confident in his ability to help Alfa pursue its journey of growth, development and leadership to continue providing the best services and latest advancements to the people of Lebanon, and we all wish him a long and prosperous career with us.

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