Zain Group today announced the appointment of Scott Gegenheimer as its new chief executive officer effective immediately. Gegenheimer replaces Nabeel Bin Salamah, who announced towards the end of October this year that he would not be renewing his contract.
Gegenheimer has a 20-year plus working history in the telecom sector, having spent 10 years in various senior management positions at Wataniya Telecom, culminating in his appointment as CEO of Wataniya Telecom Kuwait in 2008; a position he remained in until June 2012. Gegenheimer has also spent time working for technology heavyweights including Cisco Systems and Motorola, and also had a stint working in the financial services industry in the US.
Regarding his appointment, Gegenheimer said: “I am looking forward to the opportunity to work within this great organization, and to make my contribution to its progress.”