Zain launches ZainTech

TDT | Manama

The Daily Tribune –

Zain Group, a leading telecom pioneer, announces the establishment of ZainTech, a new operating regional entity that unifies the Group’s ICT assets.

The new entity offers a unique value proposition, centred on a one-stop provision of comprehensive enterprise digital solutions and transformation services all under one roof.

ZainTech will also incorporate NXN and Zain Data Park providing premium customer experience, local presence and support to enterprises and government clients across the region.

The launch of ZainTech, a first among Middle East operators, was made during a ceremony held at GITEX 2021 in Dubai that was attended by Zain Group Chief Technology Officer, Nawaf Algharabally, Zain Saudi Arabia Chief Business and Wholesale Officer, Saad Al Sadhan and the newly appointed Zain Tech CEO, Andrew Hanna and other distinguished business and telecom figures from across the region.

ZainTech will operate and leverage Zain’s global reach, unique footprint and infrastructure across its operations as well as other key markets in the Middle East.

It will offer a single point of contact for sales and personalized customer care for multi-national corporations that have multiple presence across the region.

Moreover, the new entity will address a wide array of business needs ranging from solutions for cloud, cybersecurity, and associated managed and professional services.

It will also provide standard and customized digital solutions addressing the unique needs of different verticals leveraging the latest innovations in IoT, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and emerging technologies.

Bader Al-Kharafi, Zain Vice-Chairman & Group CEO, said: “ZainTech is a major step in Zain’s ‘4Sight’ strategy, signifying a vital development in our determination to transform Zain into a multi-core digital business.”

Al-Kharafi continued, “It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Andrew Hanna as CEO of ZainTech.

Andrew will work closely with Zain Group and opco leadership to grow Zain Tech’s presence in the region and beyond, ensuring we continue our transformation towards our new core.

Andrew brings over 25 years of telecommunications & ICT experience gained in a wide variety of global and regional roles.”

Andrew Hanna, CEO of ZainTech, commented: “ZainTech aims to empower customers to embrace innovation, digital disruption and future technologies, creating value and allowing them to make their aspirations a reality.”