Director
Group CEO - Operations
Zain Group

Mr. Scott Gegenheimer is the Group CEO-Operations of Zain, operating in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa. He is overseeing the on-going transformation of Zain Group from a consumer-focused operator, into an integrated digital lifestyle mobile operator with a focus on customer experience, innovation, enterprise, IoT/smart city and other digital services.

Scott has extensive operational experience in the wireless telecommunications and technology industries across the globe, with a 28-year track record of success. The most recent 15 years have been spent in leadership positions across the MENA and Eastern Europe, previously holding executive positions at Cisco Systems and Motorola in North America. He was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the GSMA in January 2017. Scott is also a Commissioner of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) & UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, and a member of the board of directors of SAMENA Telecommunications Council. US educated, Scott holds an MBA from DePaul University in Chicago (1993) and a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Northern Illinois University, USA.