Sun 26 Sep 2010 07:52 AM
Nasser Marafih
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Nasser Marafih

Industry: Technology

Designation: Between January and June 2010, Qatar Telecom's (Qtel) more than 2,000 employees each contributed just shy of $250,000 to company coffers.

Country: Qatar

Occupation: Between January and June 2010, Qatar Telecom's (Qtel) more than 2,000 employees each contributed just shy of $250,000 to company coffers.

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Qatar Telecom

Qatar

Between January and June 2010, Qatar Telecom's (Qtel) more than 2,000 employees each contributed just shy of $250,000 to company coffers. Between them, they helped the telecoms giant raise its half year profit by ten percent to nearly half a billion dollars.

The provider operates in seventeen countries from Asia to Africa and while its half-year results were impressive, it suffered a 45 percent decline in second quarter profits.

But Nasser Marafih, Qtel's CEO, is looking further afield. "Indonesia, Iraq and Algeria continue to demonstrate their growth potential, while the roll out of fixed line services in Oman also represents an exciting landmark," he said.