Muscat: Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company, which is popularly known as Ooredoo, has appointed Ian Dench as the company’s new chief executive officer.
Dench joins the company from the Ooredoo Group, where he served as group chief commercial officer. With over 25 years of experience in leading telecommunications companies from around the world, he will continue to grow Ooredoo’s established success, according to a company release.
He has worked in telecommunications companies across Europe, Asia and Middle East. Prior to joining Ooredoo, he was the head of sales and marketing operations for Batelco. He also held various senior leadership positions with O2 and British Telecom.
Dench joined Ooredoo Qatar operations in 2006 as executive director, corporate and VIP accounts. In 2012, he was appointed as the chief marketing officer. He was a key member of the Ooredoo Qatar leadership team and had significantly contributed in building Ooredoo’s market share in Qatar through developing and maintaining strong product and service portfolios.
Dench is a Member of the Board of Indosat Ooredoo, also ICT Company NavLink and an advisory board member for the Asia Pacific Internet Group.
As CEO of Ooredoo, Dench will lead the company through the next phase of network enhancements and the digital evolution of products and services to customers across Oman.