Press Release

Press Release

Boston Consulting Group Becomes a Member of SAMENA Telecommunications Council

Dubai, February 20, 2015 - SAMENA Council has announced that The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy, has joined as its newest member .

SAMENA Council boasts an extensive roster of members comprising South Asian, Middle Eastern, and North African telecoms operators, global technology providers, Internet companies, and professional consulting firms. The Council also works proactively with regulatory bodies to voice industry issues and extends its support to help foster growth within the industry.

“The Boston Consulting Group has vast experience working with leading local and international telecoms players on a broad spectrum of business areas, including strategy, pricing, sales, go-to-market approach, capital expenditure optimization, merger synergies, procurement, regulations, market entry, and the tailoring of sales methods to local needs,” said Bocar BACEO, SAMENA Telecommunications Council. “The company’s in-depth knowledge of the telecommunications market and sector-specific expertise make it ideally suited to the purposes of providing resourcefulness to SAMENA Council's membership. We look forward to the possibilities that lie ahead in our collaboration.”

Hermann Riedl, Partner and Managing Director at BCG Middle East, echoed that statement, adding: “We are proud to become a member of SAMENA Telecommunications Council, a pioneering industry association in the region that actively promotes collaboration and knowledge-sharing in the SAMENA region. BCG has, over the years, collaborated with high profile clients in the region and worldwide on a number of successful telecom-company transformations. Together with our fellow members of SAMENA Council, we hope to help widen and deepen the expertise pool on emerging telecommunications trends and topics.”

About The Boston Consulting Group
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. Our customized approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organization. This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organizations, and secure lasting results. Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with 81 offices in 45 countries. For more information, please visit BCG also runs, which features the latest thinking from BCG experts as well as from CEOs, academics, and other leaders. It covers issues at the top of senior management’s agenda.

SAMENA Telecommunications Council is South Asia - Middle East - North Africa (SAMENA) region’s sole operator-driven industry association that represents telecommunications service providers from around the region, and beyond. SAMENA is a not-for-profit organization, with membership comprising more than 90 leading regional and international organizations. Headquartered in the UAE, SAMENA was founded in 2006, chaired by Dr. Nasser Marafih and led by Mr. Bocar A. BA. SAMENA collaborates with leading non-profit international organizations, including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the European Telecom Network Operators’ Association. With an expanding member portfolio, the Council is quickly securing strong footing in the region. SAMENA's current network consists of 25 countries from South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. However, organizations from countries of Asia Pacific, Europe and North America also form part of the SAMENA membership.

For SAMENA Council’s membership inquiries please contact:
Ms. Rola Osseiran
MARCOM Director
SAMENA Telecommunications Council