Abdulaziz Yaqoub Al Babtain
Abdulaziz Yaqoub Al Babtain

KUWAIT: Ooredoo Kuwait, yesterday announced the appointment of AbdulazizYaqoub Al Babtain as Senior Director for B2B. Welcoming Al Babtain, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al-Thani, Ooredoo Kuwait General Manager and CEO, said: “Ooredoo Kuwait has recently recorded major achievements and key developments including launching innovative services on many different levels including B2B. These major steps are part of our continuous efforts to enrich people’s lives and enhance the relationships with business owners to contribute to the success of their businesses. On behalf of Ooredoo Kuwait’s family I would like to welcome Abdulaziz Al Babtain, we trust that he will be positively contributing to the success of our B2B business and further develop it to reach our goals and objectives”

Mr. Al Babtain holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and General Management, from the University of Portland, Oregon – USA. He has more than 16 years of experience in Kuwait’s private sector, starting his career working at Wataniya Telecom Company followed by Kuwait Investment Company, then Kuwait and Middle East Financial Investment Company (KMEFIC) where he has headed the Digital Trading Division and contributed to the success of the company’s projects that are related to its branches around the Middle East.

Al Babtain’s experience is not limited to technology, but it also includes deep knowledge of the local commercial sector. He has previously joined the projects team at Kuwait Stock Exchange then moved to join Fasttelco Company where he has held various positions including Vice President of Projects Management and Products Development department, then joined the retail sales department. he has recently held the position of CEO of Operations Department at the same company. Al Babtain has the sufficient mix of professional experience that blends both the Technological and Commercial industry, where he is considered to be a valuable asset for the company.

Ooredoo’s operations in Kuwait date back to December 1999 when it launched wireless services as the second operator. The company today provides mobile, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of customers and businesses.

Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential. Ooredoo is a leading international communications company delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses across markets in the Middle East, North Africa and South-East Asia.

As a communityfocused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential. Ooredoo has a presence in markets such as Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq, Palestine, the Maldives and Indonesia. The company was named “Best Mobile Operator of the Year” at the World Communication Awards 2013. The company reported revenues of USD 8.8 billion in 2015 and had a consolidated global customer base of 117 million customers as of 31 December 2015. Ooredoo’s shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.