COO
Ooredoo Group

As Chief Operating Officer, Ahmed Al-Derbesti is responsible for leading and synergizing the key functions of Technology, Information, Wholesale and Operations at Ooredoo Group and operating company levels. He has a keen focus on improving department efficiency. Ahmed has worked in a variety of senior management positions at Ooredoo Qatar since 1985. In 2012, he became Ooredoo Group COO after serving as Ooredoo Qatar’s Chief Officer of Wholesale and International Services for eight years. During this time, he was responsible for national and international voice, data and roaming services. At Ooredoo Qatar, he has also served as Executive Director of Group Strategy, overseeing the Group’s early expansion, Executive Director of Customer Care, and Executive Director of International Services. Before joining Ooredoo Qatar, Ahmed had worked for the Qatari government ministry involved with communications. Ahmed is also a Member of the Board of global satellite company Arabsat, and is on the Boards of numerous Ooredoo Group companies and its management committees. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University, and an MS in Electrical Engineering Specialization in Control Theory and System Analysis from George Washington University, and an MS in Management of Technology from MIT.