SAMENA Telecommunications Council has announced that Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd (PTCL) CEO & President, Walid Irshaid, has been elected as the new Vice Chairman of its Board of Directors.
Mr. Irshaid succeeds Mr. Riad Bahsoun of Telecommunications Information Technology (TIT). The SAMENA Board of Directors now comprises 11 major regional operators, including Batelco Group, Omantel Group, Saudi Telecom Group, Etisalat Group, Orange-Jordan Telecom Group, Qtel Group, Turk Telekom Group, PTCL, Viva Kuwait, and Bravo.
“Mr. Walid Irshaid’s election to the Board adds to the leadership support that Sheikh Mohamed bin Isa Al Khalifa, Group CEO of Batelco Group, is now extending to SAMENA as its Chairman,” said Chief Executive & Executive Managing Director SAMENA, Tom Wilson. “SAMENA is making strides on multiple fronts, of interest to our operator membership, and Mr. Irshaid’s leadership and experience in the regional ICT are precisely what SAMENA’s membership will gain from.”
“It is a great honor for me to have been entrusted with this esteemed position,” said PTCL CEO & President, Mr. Irshaid. “This new honor for PTCL actually reflects SAMENA’s recognition of our Company’s frontline role in fostering and leading the telecommunications revolution in Asia.”