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Duncan Howard

Duncan Howard

CEO, Zain Bahrain

Duncan Howard, the Chief Executive Officer at Zain Bahrain, joined the company in February 2020. As CEO, Mr Howard is championing the digital first initiative initially launched in 2016. Mr Howard is passionate about Customer experience; and ensuring that Zain Bahrain is becoming increasingly resilient in the rapidly changing digital world.

With over 25 years’ experience in the telecoms industry, Mr Howard comes to Zain Bahrain from the Zain Group where, as Group Chief Commercial Officer, he was a key part of the Zain Group executive management team, focusing on commercial and operational performance across all markets. During his seven-year tenure at Zain Group, Mr Howard led the Brand refresh; formulated Group Commercial Strategies, including creating the Enterprise initiatives (B2B) which are rolled out across all operations.

Prior to joining Zain Group, Mr Howard worked in several senior telecom roles throughout his career, in the mobile, television, and fixed telecoms industry across the Middle East, Europe, and North America. His strong Commercial and Operational expertise have included key roles as Chief Commercial Officer for a European Quad-Play provider offering mobile, fixed, data, and both Broadcast and IPTV services in addition to holding positions such as Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Business Officer, and Director of Customer Care and Retail for Vodafone in Egypt.

Mr Howard holds an MBA degree from the Open University, UK, and attained a BA (Hons) System Analysis from The University of the West of England.

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