Lebanese government gets rid of incumbent telco head

9 Jan 2017

Lebanon’s Cabinet of Ministers has dismissed Abdel-Moneim Youssef from his post as director-general of the country’s state-run incumbent telco Ogero, and appointed two successors: Imad Kreidieh to lead the Ogero telecoms authority, and Bassel Al Ayyoubi as director-general of investment and maintenance at the telecoms ministry, reports Gulf News. Youssef, who occupied both posts simultaneously, is on trial for corruption and negligence including ‘depriving the state of funds’. The trial has focused on a number of unlicensed internet networks that were found to be operating across Lebanon. Kreidieh’s previous jobs include Deputy Managing Director at SyriaTel and CEO of MTN Sudan.

Lebanon, Ogero Telecom