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Batelco Appoints Muna Al Hashemi as Bahrain CEO

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Batelco Chairman Shaikh Hamad Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa has announced the confirmation of Muna Al Hashemi as Batelco Bahrain's CEO.

Mrs. Al Hashemi was appointed as Acting CEO for the Bahrain operation in December 2014. She is the first lady to hold the leadership role of a telecommunications company in the GCC region.

The announcement follows the publication of Batelco Group's Half Year 2015 Financial Results. The Group posted half year profits of BD27.5 Million (US$72.9 Million), an increase of 11% year on year.

Batelco Bahrain's role, under the leadership of Mrs. Al Hashemi, was noted for its contribution to the overall performance of the Group with the mobile subscriber base in Bahrain showing an increase of 2% year-over-year and by 2% since Q1. Batelco Bahrain's Broadband customer base also showed impressive improvement with customer numbers up by 16% YoY and by 4% since Q1.

Prior to taking on the role of Acting CEO, Mrs. Al Hashemi was Batelco's Consumer Division General Manager since 2008.

Mrs. Al Hashemi is also a Board Director at Umniah, Batelco Group's operation in Jordan.

Batelco Group A/CEO Ihab Hinnawi extended congratulations to Muna on her appointment as CEO of the Group's Bahrain operation. "The Board's decision is based on Muna's excellent achievements since December 2014 as Acting CEO, and also on her long and successful career with Batelco since joining as a graduate in 1994."

Muna Al Hashemi

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