Friday, October 12, 2007

Wataniya Telecom Maldives appoints CEO

Yasser Abdel Hakim has successfully completed his tenure as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Wataniya Telecom Maldives, the company announced today. Under his leadership, Wataniya Telecom Maldives revolutionized the market by introducing a unique customer oriented approach and specifically, propelled the International pricing rates to the desired levels of today’s discerning customers.
Mr. Yasser leaves Wataniya to join the Qtel head office in Doha and to spearhead the Revenue function for the entire group of 15 operations including Maldives.

Yasser Abdel Hakim joined Wataniya Telecom Maldives at the very beginning and maintained the head of financial responsibilities through out the company’s successful launch in August 2005.
Under his guidance Wataniya completed the latter stages of the WARF submarine cable project which was successfully brought to completion in March 2007.
Backed with strong business and financial managerial skills and immense experience in GSM operations Yasser has lead Wataniya through to two successful years of operations. Today, Wataniya provides the best quality calls at the most competitive rates the Maldives has ever seen, whether it is calls made locally or calls made abroad.

Yasser Abdel Hakim commented saying, “The success we see today is due to the strength inside the Wataniya family. I thank my team for the dedication and commitment they have shown in these last two years. Now with the recent acquisition of the Wataniya group by Qatar Telecom group, Wataniya Telecom Maldives, its employees and the people of the Maldives are looking at a new dawn of innovation, quality and service. The role of Wataniya will become more and more important and I am proud to have led the team towards the success we see today”.

To further strengthen the operations management and to lead Wataniya Telecom Maldives in to the future of a limitless horizon in the Maldives Mr. Abraham Smith has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer effective October 1st, 2007.
Mr. Abraham brings to Wataniya Maldives a rich recognized business management experience in addition to an international executive experience in mobile operations.

Mr. Abraham Smith, Chief Operating Officer of Wataniya said today, “It is an honor for me to take the helm of the company that has given so much to the people of the Maldives in such a short time. We are also sad to see Yasser leave Wataniya Maldives after three years of deep commitment and we wish him luck in his new position in the headquarters in Doha”

Effective 11th October 2007, Mr. Abraham Smith will assume the full responsibility and leadership of Wataniya Telecom Maldives.

Source: Wataniya

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