Group Director, International Carrier & Roaming Services
Ooredoo Group

Obaid Ur Rahman is currently heading the Carrier & Roaming Services function for The Qtel Group covering 17 markets. He has been instrumental in setting up the group function and formulating the business plan and related governance process. His key focus is to maximise margins by bringing synergies across the group while driving revenue and reducing the cost-base. Prior to this, he was heading the group wholesale & interconnect function for Cable & Wireless International with a portfolio spanning 34 countries and revenues in excess of GBP1 billion. Additionally, he was also responsible for the international roaming portfolio for the company.

Obaid has co-led some key industry initiatives including but not limited to Near Real Time Roaming Data Exchange, IPX and Global Roaming Quality program, Additionally, he has been involved in various work-streams within GSM Association pertaining to Roaming and Product Development. Obaid has more than 16 years of experience in the GSM industry - gathered whilst working in 4 very diverse and distinct regions i.e. Middle East, Asia, UK and the Caribbean. He holds an MBA degree with a major in Marketing.