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Batelco group appoints its first Bahraini CEO

Batelco Deputy Chairman Shaikh Mohamed bin Isa Al Khalifa has replaced long-time Group Chief Executive Officer Peter Kaliaropoulos as the new CEO of the state-owned telecom group, Reuters has reported. Shaikh Mohamed bin Isa Al Khalifa will assume his new role as group CEO on October 1, becoming the first Bahraini national to hold the top position at Batelco. The company has added that Al Khalifa was the former chief executive of Bahrain's Social Insurance Organisation (SIO) from 2008 before taking on the lead position at the telecom firm.