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| 07 March, 2018

Ooredoo Oman appoints Abdulaziz Jaafar to Lead ICT and Business Development

Abdulaziz Jaafar as their new Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) & Business Development.

Ooredoo Oman appoints Abdulaziz Jaafar to Lead ICT and Business Development

Muscat, Oman - Ooredoo recently welcomed Abdulaziz Jaafar as their new Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) & Business Development, following his promotion from the post, Information Technology (IT) Director. In his new role, Abdulaziz will be responsible for accelerating the growth and management of the company’s Business-to-business (B2B) market in the ICT domain.

Abdulaziz’s background includes seven years of experience initiating and leading multiple information technology projects successfully at Ooredoo, and brings a wealth of multi-disciplinary IT experience and expertise to his new position. During his former key role as IT Director, Abdulaziz was responsible for enhancing and automating multiple processes which resulted in operational efficiency, internally and externally for Ooredoo customers. He also adapted international industry standards to improve the functions and delivery models of the business to enrich user experience. As a member of the Ooredoo family since 2005, Abdulaziz grew within the company and was nurtured by its multiple leadership and training programmes which helped him rise to his current role. Prior to joining Ooredoo, he worked with Central Bank of Oman and abroad in the USA.

Sultan bin Ahmed Al-Wahaibi, Chief Business and Wholesale Officer at Ooredoo said, “I am delighted to welcome Abdulaziz to the Ooredoo B2B team. With his strong track record in implementing innovative solutions to increase operational efficiency, and a deep knowledge of digitalisation products, Abdulaziz is well placed to cement Ooredoo’s position as the Sultanate’s preferred digital partner in B2B services. His appointment comes at an exciting time for the telecommunications sector as we prepare to service the growth in digitalisation. Abdulaziz’s focus will be to articulate Ooredoo’s vision to our digital partners and professional customers to deliver growth from our B2B side. This will involve growing the company’s business development opportunities, delivering a competitive set of ICT digital end-to-end solutions for our corporate clients, and expanding our B2B consumer market across Oman”.

In addition to his long track record of corporate excellence, Abdulaziz holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Science with a focus in Commerce and Economics and is certified in Security and Development technologies. He is also a panel member in multiple forums both in and outside Oman.

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Ooredoo benefits from the skills of many highly qualified and experienced Omanis in a variety of management and senior management positions and is dedicated to the development and creation of opportunities for Omanis. Through its Omanisation programme, it recruits, trains and develops talent enabling the people of the Sultanate fulfil their career potential and contribute to the growth of the nation.

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About Ooredoo Oman 

Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company SAOG (“Ooredoo”) was founded and registered in the Sultanate of Oman in December 2004. It launched its service in March 2005 as the challenger mobile operator in Oman, originally operating under the name Nawras. The Company was awarded the second fixed licence in Oman in 2009, and launched its international gateway in April 2010, its corporate fixed and broadband services in May 2010, and its residential fixed and broadband services in June 2010. Since 2010, Ooredoo has been an integrated services telecommunications operator and is currently serving over 3 million customers across the Sultanate. Following a successful IPO on 1 November 2010, Ooredoo is listed on the Muscat Stock Market (MSM) under the “ORDS” ticker. Ooredoo is majority owned by Ooredoo Q.S.C. and also has a number of significant Omani shareholders which ensures that the company is strongly integrated into the Omani society. Ooredoo has won a number of awards including Jury’s Distinction Award for Customer Service Excellence in the telecom sector 2013, Leading Telecommunications Company at the Arab Achievement Awards 2013, Best Operator Network at the Telecoms World Middle East 2013 Awards, the CommsMEA award for Middle East Mobile Operator of the Year 2015 and Best Telecommunications Company at the Arab Achievement Awards, 2016.

About Ooredoo Group

Ooredoo is an international communications company operating across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia.  Serving consumers and businesses in 10 countries, Ooredoo delivers the leading data experience through a broad range of content and services via its advanced, data-centric mobile and fixed networks.

Ooredoo served 164 million customers and generated revenues of USD 8.9 billion as of 31 December 2017. Its shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.

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