Ooredoo appoints Nasser Marafih to its Board of Directors and names Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani as Group CEO

– QATAR, Doha – Ooredoo Q.S.C. (Ticker: ORDS) announced today the appointment of Dr. Nasser Mohammed Marafih as a member of the Board of Directors, replacing Mr. Omer Abdulaziz Al-Hamed Al-Marwani. In his new role, Dr. Nasser will be an advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Ooredoo has also appointed Sheikh Saud bin Nasser Al Thani as the Chief Executive Office of Ooredoo Group, succeeding Dr. Nasser Mohammed Marafih.

Changes also included other executive management members such as Mr. Waleed Mohamed Al-Sayed, who has been appointed as Deputy Ooredoo Group Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Ooredoo Qatar. Mr. Yousuf Abdulla Al Kubaisi has replaced Mr. Waleed Al-Sayed as Chief Operations Officer of Ooredoo Qatar.

H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohammed Bin Saud al Thani, Ooredoo’s Chairman said: “We offer our highest gratitude and thanks to Dr. Nasser for his valuable contributions and efforts that he provided as Chief Executive Officer of the Group. His time in the role was characterised with persistence and hard work, and we look forward to benefit from his service and expertise at the board. I also want to wish Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani success in leading the Group at this exciting period which will witness a lot of developments in the telecoms industry.”

About Ooredoo

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 Southeast Asia. As a community-focused 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, Myanmar and Indonesia. The company was named “Best Mobile Operator of the Year” at the World Communication Awards 2013.

The company reported revenues of US$ 9.1 billion in 2014 and had a consolidated global customer base of more than 114.9 million people as of 30 Septmber 2015. Ooredoo’s shares are listed on the Qatar Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.

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