KUWAIT: Ooredoo, Kuwait’s fastest network, appointed Omar Al-Bassam as its Chief Human Resources and Administration Services Officer. Al-Bassam’s appointment is effective immediately. In his new position, Al-Bassam is tasked with translating the company’s strategy, vision and mission in its human resources and administration services department.
Ooredoo’s CEO and General Manager Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Thani expressed his firm belief in Al-Bassam’s ability to lead the company towards more successful milestones, stressing on the importance of the investment in its human capital. Al-Thani also noted that the appointment of the new CHRO is an extension to the company’s firm belief in investing in national talent, and promoting from within.
Al-Bassam has over 18 years of professional experience in Human Resources. He graduated from the University of Portsmouth, UK. He attended several leadership executive development programs in reputable business schools such as London Business School and Harvard Business School. Additionally, he holds certification from established entities such as SHL certification in occupational testing, assessment development & development center design, occupational personality questioning and competency based interviewing.
He joined Ooredoo Kuwait in March 2014, as the Director of Human Resources. During his tenure, he has successfully managed four divisions: Recruitment, Learning and Talent Management; HR Governance; Performance Management, and HR Systems. In addition, he has initiated significant cultural and transformational projects.
Ooredoo’s operations in Kuwait date back to December 1999 when it launched wireless services as the second operator. The company today provides mobile, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of customers and businesses. 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. redoo 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 “Most Innovative Company of the Year – MEA Region” at the 2015 International Business Awards.
The company reported revenues of US$ 9.1 billion in 2014 and had a consolidated global customer base of 114.9 million customers as of 30 September 2015. Ooredoo’s shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.