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Zain executives receive ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao at company’s headquarters

February 01, 2016

Zain executives receive ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao at company’s headquarters

Zain Group announces that its CEO, Scott Gegenheimer, and the CEO of Zain Kuwait, Mrs Eaman Al Roudhan, have met with the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Mr Houlin Zhao at Zain Group headquarters in Kuwait.

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Zain reveals new thought-leadership report at WEF Davos, which links innovation to overcoming regional challenges

January 24, 2016

Zain reveals new thought-leadership report at WEF Davos, which links innovation to overcoming regional challenges

Zain Group announces the publication of its latest thought-leadership report entitled, ‘Bringing the Future Closer with Innovation: Pursuing Innovation as a Means to Overcome Challenges in the MENA Region’. The report sets about illustrating the indispensable role of innovation in achieving sustainable development and transitioning towards a knowledge-based economy, from a regional perspective. The report was revealed and discussed at the annual World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland 20-23 January, 2016.

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Zain Saudi Arabia concludes 2015 with record financial results

January 21, 2016

Zain Saudi Arabia concludes 2015 with record financial results

Zain Saudi Arabia (Zain KSA) posted record financial results for the year ended 31st December 2015, recording a significant 48% increase in EBITDA to reach SAR 1,629 million, for the 12 months period, up from SAR 1,100 million during the same period of 2014. For the fourth quarter of 2015, the company witnessed a 47% increase in EBITDA reaching SAR 405 million up from SAR 275 million in Q4 2014.

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Zain Group promotes AbdulGhaffar Setareh to Chief Risk Officer

January 18, 2016

Zain Group promotes AbdulGhaffar Setareh to Chief Risk Officer

Zain Group announces the promotion of Kuwaiti national, AbdulGhaffar Setareh to the position of Chief Risk Officer (CRO) for Zain Group. The newly created executive role will see Mr Setareh reporting to the Board Risk Committee, being responsible for delivering the global risk framework and strategy across all operations within Zain Group.

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Leading the mobile evolution: Zain Kuwait successfully tests region’s first 4.5G mobile broadband technology over its network

December 27, 2015

Leading the mobile evolution: Zain Kuwait successfully tests region’s first 4.5G mobile broadband technology over its network

Zain, the leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, announced the successful testing of the Middle East’s first 4.5G mobile broadband technology on its advanced network. The test, achieved in strategic partnership with Huawei, saw the operator’s network reaching high-speeds of 1 gigabyte per second (1 Gbps).

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Zain announces group-wide gaming partnership with Cut the Rope global games developer, Zeptolab

December 17, 2015

Zain announces group-wide gaming partnership with Cut the Rope global games developer, Zeptolab

Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, announces entering a partnership with Zeptolab, one of the most innovative game developers in the world, for the delivery of exclusive Zain branded gaming content on all mobile devices in markets where Zain operates.

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Zain kicks-off fifth Technology Conference in Bahrain

December 01, 2015

Zain kicks-off fifth Technology Conference in Bahrain

Zain Group kicked-off its fifth Zain Technology Conference (ZTC) today at ART Rotana Amwaj Islands Hotel with this year’s theme under the title of ‘Transforming Our World’, reflecting Zain’s strategic aspirations of delivering on a compelling digital lifestyle to its customers. The opening ceremony was attended by over 700 delegates including HE Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Zain Bahrain Chairman, His Excellency Shaikh Ahmed Bin Ali Al Khalifa, Zain Group CEO, Scott Gegenheimer, Zain Bahrain General Manager, Mohammed Zainalabedin and Zain Group CTO Hisham Allam.

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Research firm Ovum recognizes Zain-Uber partnership as the most innovative service across the globe

November 29, 2015

Research firm Ovum recognizes Zain-Uber partnership as the most innovative service across the globe

Zain Group is pleased to announce that its partnership with Uber- the technology company that is evolving the way the world moves, has been recognized by global renowned research company Ovum, as its most innovative service for November 2015. Ovum reviewed 82 innovative services launched by service providers around the world in its Telco Services Innovation Radar monthly summary, and deemed the Zain-Uber alliance as the most innovative stating, “It is not often that we find a strategic partnership that can bring so many key benefits for operators.”

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Zain Technology Conference in Bahrain to support company’s strategy of delivering on the digital lifestyle

November 24, 2015

Zain Technology Conference in Bahrain to support company’s strategy of delivering on the digital lifestyle

Zain Group is set to host its fifth annual Zain Technology Conference (ZTC), November 30 to December 2, 2015 at the Art Rotana -Amwaj Hotel in the economic friendly city of Manama, Bahrain. The theme of this year’s Conference is ‘Transforming Our World’, reflecting Zain’s strategic aspirations of delivering on a compelling digital lifestyle to its customers.

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Zain Group and Community Jameel to hold Roadshow for MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition in Kuwait on Tuesday

November 23, 2015

Zain Group and Community Jameel to hold Roadshow for MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition in Kuwait on Tuesday

Having opened the ninth edition of the MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition for applications via the competition’s website www.mitarabcompetition.com, on 6 October, 2015, the MIT Enterprise Forum for the Pan Arab Region (MITEF PAR), will be hosting two briefing sessions in Kuwait on Tuesday, 24 November from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm at American University of Kuwait and from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Startupq8 Event at Global Tower, Shuhada St, Sharq.

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Zain completes highly effective Customer Week initiative across all operations

November 16, 2015

Zain completes highly effective Customer Week initiative across all operations

Zain Group announced the completion of its Customer Week initiative that witnessed business chiefs, directors, managers, and general staff interact closely with customers over a week through different activities arranged in conjunction with the local customer experience teams. Conducted across all Zain markets simultaneously, this project that provided valuable insight into enhancing customer service, forms part of the company’s ongoing commitment and mission to delivering the best-in-class customer experience as it transforms to an integrated digital lifestyle operator.

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Zain scoops three prestigious prizes at CommsMEA awards

November 12, 2015

Zain scoops three prestigious prizes at CommsMEA awards

Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, has come away with three prestigious awards from the 10th annual instalment of the CommsMEA Awards held in Dubai last week.

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Zain Group and Community Jameel unveil MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition TV commercial

November 10, 2015

Zain Group and Community Jameel unveil MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition TV commercial

Zain Group, in partnership with Community Jameel International, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of Abdul Latif Jameel Group, announces the launch of an inspiring television commercial inviting applicants to come forward and register their interest and ideas in taking part in the ninth edition of the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Arab Startup Competition before the January 4, 2016 deadline.

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Zain Group leadership host Storehouse co-founders at headquarters

November 09, 2015

Zain Group leadership host Storehouse co-founders at headquarters

Zain Group, a leading mobile innovator in eight markets in the Middle East and Africa, welcomed Mark Kawano and Timothy Donnelly, co-founders of popular social media app Storehouse Media, at the company’s main headquarters in Kuwait. Storehouse is a mobile app that turns a collection of photos and videos into a shareable story.

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Eaman Al Roudhan appointed CEO of Zain Kuwait

November 01, 2015

Eaman Al Roudhan appointed CEO of Zain Kuwait

Zain Group announces the appointment of Kuwaiti national, Mrs Eaman Al Roudhan as CEO of Zain Kuwait, the Group’s flagship and most profitable operation, effective 1 December, 2015. Mrs Al Roudhan will succeed Omar Al Omar who will return to Zain Group in a senior advisory role supporting the Zain Group CEO in transforming the company into an integrated digital lifestyle operator.

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