Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco), has announced the appointment of a new chairman, Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Khalifa.
Shaikh Abdulla will replace Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, who has served as chairman since December 2016.
Shaikh Mohamed has played an integral role during his term in implementing the company’s strategic plan and the board extends their appreciation to him for his efforts.
Shaikh Abdulla is the Chief Executive Officer at Osool Asset Management with more than 20 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry.
Shaikh Abdulla is the chairman of SICO Investment Bank, board member of BBK and board member of Amanat Holding PJSC.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the George Washington University, USA.
Batelco has played a pivotal role in the country’s development as a major communications hub and is a leading integrated communications’ provider, continuing to lead and shape the local consumer market and the enterprise ICT market.
The Batelco Group has evolved from being a regional Middle Eastern operation to become a major communications company with direct and indirect investments across 14 geographies, including Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Egypt.
The company has been growing overseas by investing in other market-leading fixed and wireless operators.