Zain’s Gegenheimer elected to GSMA board

Jason McGee-Abe
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Zain Group’s CEO Scott Gegenheimer elected to the GSM Association (GSMA) board of directors for a two-year period, commencing January 2017

Scott GegenheimerGegenheimer will be involved in “charting the future course of mobile connectivity across the globe” at the GSMA, which represents the interests of over 800 operators, almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, and many other organisations in adjacent industry sectors.

“I would like to express my gratitude to the members of the GSMA Board for bestowing this honour on me and Zain,” said Gegenheimer on his selection.

“The GSMA has a proud history of elevating the requirements of mobile network operators globally and championing causes that have led to our industry becoming one of the most successful ever. I look forward to representing the region, fully recognizing how essential our industry endeavours are to empowering and improving the quality of life in the Middle East and Africa and beyond.”

His appointment to the board, according to a release, is: “A reflection of the esteem that the GSMA Board holds him in personally, as well as its regard for Zain Group as one of the leading mobile operators in the Middle East and Africa, actively supporting GSMA initiatives in the development of the mobile telecommunications industry.” The Board has 26 members, including 25 operator representatives from the world’s largest operator groups, together with smaller, independent operators with global representation.

Gegenheimer’s term ends in December 2018. GTB