Mr. Zainalabedin was appointed General Manager of Zain Bahrain effective May 2008.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Zainalabedin acted as Chief Commercial Officer for Zain Bahrain, where he was responsible for the sales, marketing and customer care departments. During this period the operation grew to an active customer base of 567,000, representing a significant market share of 35% in a three-player market.
Previously Mr. Zainalabedin held the position of Retail Sales Manager at Zain Bahrain when he established and managed the Indirect Sales Unit. Prior to this, as Manager of Enterprise Applications within the IT department, he was part of the team involved in Zain Bahrain’s establishment, which included developing an IT strategy. As well as establishing an IT helpdesk, Mr. Zainalabedin was responsible for facilitating customer payments, automating the company’s sales outlets and implementing and managing financial and human resource IT-related projects.
Prior to joining Zain Bahrain, Mr. Zainalabedin gained almost ten years of experience in the IT field, working for companies such as International Turnkey Systems where he held the position of the Core Banking Group Manager.
Mr. Zainalabedin, a Bahraini national, holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Computer Engineering from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia.