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Ooredoo names Bottse as CEO of Mena Digital Hub

Ooredoo names Bottse as CEO of Mena Digital Hub
Sunita Bottse, the CEO for Ooredoo's Mena Digital Hub
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Mubasher: National Mobile Telecommunications Company (Ooredoo) appointed Sunita Bottse as the CEO for Mena Digital Hub, which became effective on 26 May 2024, according to a press release.

Mena Digital Hub, Ooredoo’s carrier-neutral data centre company, aims to reshape the region’s digital infrastructure by providing advanced colocation services to hyperscalers and enterprises.

Bottse joins Mena Digital Hub with an extensive background in the data centre industry, as she previously served as the Senior Director of Data Centres Site Acquisition (EMEA) at Microsoft.

Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo, Group CEO of Ooredoo, commented: “Sunita's appointment marks an exciting milestone in our journey to transform the digital infrastructure in the MENA region.”

“Her extensive experience and visionary leadership will be instrumental in driving Mena Digital Hub's growth and reinforcing our commitment to innovation and excellence,” Fakhroo added.

Mena Digital Hub plans to boost its capacity to more than 120 megawatts with a $1 billion investment in the medium to long term.

Having 26 active data centres across Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Iraq, and Tunisia, Ooredoo is meeting the increasing demands from hyperscalers like Microsoft, Google, and Amazon, as well as enterprises.

In line with its growth strategy, Ooredoo is committed to building a new generation of sustainable, energy-efficient data centres across its MENA footprint.

The group CEO noted: “By providing the latest and most advanced data centre solutions that are both sustainable and highly efficient, we are solidifying our position as the leading digital infrastructure provider in the region and accelerating its digital transformation.”

In the first quarter (Q1) of 2024, Ooredoo logged net profits attributable to the shareholders valued at QAR 912.93 million, down 5% year-on-year (YoY) from QAR 960.56 million.