Zain Group announced Peter Kaliaropoulos as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ‘touch’, a leading mobile operator in Lebanon that Zain manages on behalf of the Lebanese government, replacing Wassim Mansour, the outgoing CEO. touch holds a 53 per cent market share, serving over two million customers and has rolled out 3G services nationwide and 4G services in parts of the country.
Kaliaropoulos brings with him 30 years of experience in the international ICT sector, and played a key role in the transformation and growth of a number of companies operating across the Asia-Pacific and Gulf regions. In his varied roles, Kaliaropoulos has been responsible for driving customer-centric operating cultures, optimization of productivity levels and implementing growth strategies. He has also served as a Director on the Board of various technology and telecommunication companies in Singapore, India, USA, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.
Zain Group CEO, Scott Gegenheimer
With Peter Kaliaropoulos’ vast and impressive experience in technology and management, and with the committed support of all of Zain Group resources, I’m confident he will work closely with and support the Lebanon Telecom Ministry in its vision to take the country’s telecommunications sector to the next level. I would also like to express my profound gratitude to Wassim Mansour for the excellent work he has done at touch over the past twelve months and look forward to his return to Zain Group.
Touch CEO, Kaliaropoulos
Zain has considerable experience and reputation in the regional telecom sector, and the operation it manages in Lebanon is a key component of that. The domestic market in Lebanon is progressing rapidly and I look forward to working closely with the Ministry of Telecommunications to the benefit of all stakeholders.