Qatar's Ooredoo names Cormack CEO of Myanmar unit

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Ross Cormack, senior representative of Qatari telecom company Ooredoo, talks to the media during a press conference at a hotel in Yangon(AFP/Getty Images)

Ross Cormack, senior representative of Qatari telecom company Ooredoo, talks to the media during a press conference at a hotel in Yangon(AFP/Getty Images)

Qatar's Ooredoo has appointed Ross Cormack as chief executive of its fledging Myanmar operation, the telecom operator said in a bourse statement on Thursday.

Cormack was replaced as CEO of Ooredoo's Omani unit Nawras on Wednesday. At the time, Nawras said Cormack would remain with the Ooredoo group.

He will now head up its operations in Myanmar, one of the world's least developed telecom markets.

Myanmar awarded the country's first foreign-held mobile licences to Ooredoo and Norway's Telenor in June. Ooredoo is seeking to share transmitter towers with Telenor as they build green-field networks in a country which had mobile penetration of just 11 percent in 2012 - per capita, the fourth lowest in the world.

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Posted by: Monkey Tennis

Bill - who are "we" as in "We wish him good luck and success in his new position." The royal "we"or Ooredoo's PR's department.

Posted by: fair-minded

As a disappointed and unhappy Nawras Subscriber, I m so happy to hear that Mr. Show Off is getting away from Oman. It seems exile.
What a pity for Myanmar people! They would not get good start in GSM world.

Posted by: Telcoguy

Care to explain what makes you so disappointed and unhappy with Nawras?
I am curious.

Posted by: Bill

Ross Cormack as chief executive of Nawras in Oman has done wonders and created a strong business unit in the Telecom industry, against Govt. service provider Omantel. Under Ross Cormack, Nawras grew many folds and created a niche for itself in the Oman market, forcing Omantel to improve its service.

Having known Ross personally, I am sure he will create an excellent telecom network in Myanmar and bring the country at a respectable level from its current 4th level position in the world. We wish him good luck and success in his new position.

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