VIVA Bahrain Board of Directors has announced the appointment of its new CEO, Eng. Nezar Banabeela effective June 2019, replacing Mr. Mohammed Al Khushail, who was the acting CEO of the company since the beginning of the year. Prior to Mr. Al Khushail, VIVA Bahrain was spearheaded by Mr. Ulaiyan Al Wetaid as the CEO of the company who has joined the VIVA Group recently.

Eng. Banabeela has over 15 years of experience and over 10 years in the Telecom sector with VIVA Group and VIVA Bahrain, where he held various positions for five years since VIVA’s inception in 2009 including the position of Chief of Enterprise and Wholesale sector, where he played an instrumental role in launching the company and its Enterprise sector in 2012.

Additionally, Eng. Banabeela had been a member of the Board of Directors of various companies and recently has held key leadership roles in different sectors, including the President of Bahri Dry Bulk which is considered the main national carrier for maritime in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the world’s foremost transportation and logistics companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah (KSA) and has attended various executive leadership programs in top-ranked institutions across the globe including the General Management Program from Harvard University in the United States.




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