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Zain Saudi Arabia

Zain KSA is the newest player in the mobile telecommunication market of Saudi Arabia with a view to achieving a 30% customer market share of the Kingdom’s mobile market within five years by building a trusted and effective telecommunication provider for the largest country in the Middle East. Among the services provided by Zain KSA we find: Voice services (calls, international roaming, voicemail, conference call, voice SMS), SMS and MMS services, SIM applications (subscription channels, downloadable pictures, ringtones, games, applications...), 3G and 3.5G services (video call, daily downloadable comedy…).

Based inSaudi Arabia (Kingdom of)
ITU Global DirectoryZain Saudi Arabia
Chief Executive Officer    
Mr Hassan Kabbani


Mr. Hassan Kabbani has accumulated 23 years of senior executive telecommunication experience in the Middle East and Africa. He successfully led five telecommunications operations as CEO.

Before joining Zain in September 2013, Hassan Kabbani was the Advisor to the Chairman and Board member of Oger Telecom Ltd Since October 2011 as well as a Board member of Cell C in South Africa.

From September 2008 till September 2011, he was the CEO and Board member of Mobinil in Egypt. A joint venture between France Telecom and Orascom Telecom. Despite the very challenging operating environment, under his leadership, Mobinil increased its customer base by 50% reaching 30 million subscribers in 2011 and revenue reached $2 billion with an EBITDA margin of 42% in a business employing 6,200 people.

From October 2003 till September 2008, he was the CEO of Orascom Telecom Algeria –“Djezzy”. During that period, the subscriber base reached 14.5 million, securing the number one position in Algeria with a 63% market share and an EBITDA margin exceeding 60% on a revenue of $1.8 billion.

Between 2002 and 2003, he was appointed CEO of Telecel International Holding. Among his achievements was the financial and operational restructuring of twelve GSM operations across the African continent.

Hassan Kabbani holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing from the Lebanese American University (LAU) followed by several postgraduate executive programs from INSEAD and ESA (Ecole Supérieur des Affaires).