Zain Names New CEO for South Sudan Subsidiary

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Zain Group has named a new CEO for its South Sudan subsidiary, replacing the incumbent CEO, Wassim Mansour, who returns to his role as advisor to the Group CEO after eight months transforming the new mobile operation.

The new CEO, Basel Manasrah joins Zain South Sudan after holding several senior positions within Zain Group since joining the company in 2000, including Chief Operations Officer of Zain Jordan, Marketing and Customer Care Director of Zain Kuwait, Commercial Consultant for Zain Iraq, and Commercial Consultant of Zain Bahrain prior to the launch of commercial operations.

Scott Gegenheimer, CEO of Zain Group commented, "We appreciate Wassim Mansour's effective work in the successful turnaround of Zain South Sudan, fulfilling the mission that was set when he was assigned the task. He leaves the mobile operation ideally positioned for the new CEO to place a greater focus on commercial and customer centric activities, and lead the business onto the next phase of its development."

Zain operates in: Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and South Sudan. In Lebanon, the Group manages 'touch' on behalf of the government. In Morocco, Zain has a 15.5% stake in Wana Telecom, now branded 'INWI', through a joint venture.

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Basel Manasrah

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