Ian Gray OBE
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Ian Gray has been CEO of Vodafone Qatar since December 2015. Previously, he served as the Vodafone Group’s Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe and as Chairman of Vodafone Egypt with a board position for more than 16 years.
Prior to joining Vodafone, Ian was CEO of FTSE companies Brown and Jackson and General Cable, a UK-based fixed-line and cable TV operator. In January 2017, he was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to international trade relations.
- BSc, Applied Physics – Durham University (United Kingdom)
Sheikh Hamad Bin Abdullah Al Thani
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Sheikh Hamad Bin Abdullah Al-Thani was appointed COO in July 2017. Since joining Vodafone in 2013, he has served in many roles including: Senior Business Development Manager, Head of Public Sector Sales and Sales Director.
Under his leadership, Vodafone’s enterprise market share grew substantially as did our position as an ICT and “mega projects” service provider. Before joining Vodafone, he held many roles in the oil and gas sector related to industrial networks, cyber, automation and control system engineering.
- BA, Computer Science – University of Ottawa (Canada)
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Brett Goschen was appointed CFO in August 2017, bringing 30 years of regional experience and financial acumen to Vodafone Qatar as a certified chartered accountant. Previously as CFO and Executive Director for MTN Group Limited, Brett oversaw finance in 22 operating countries across the Middle East and Africa.
His management experience is as broad as his geographic reach with CEO roles for organisations including MTN Nigeria Communications Limited, MTN Ghana, Autopage Cellular and Digicel.
- Chartered Accountant (South Africa)
- Certificate, Advanced Management – INSEAD (France)
- B.Comt Honours, Accounting Science – University of South Africa (South Africa)
- B.Comm, Accounting – University of Natal (South Africa)
Consumer Business Unit Director
Diego Camberos joined Vodafone Qatar in March 2017 from telecommunications company, Tigo-Millicom, where he served as CEO in Senegal and Rwanda.
In under three years in Senegal, he transformed Tigo-Millicom into a strong challenger among emerging telecoms companies with solid double-digit growth. In Rwanda, he led the company to acquire 35 per cent market share in his first two years. He has held numerous other management positions across Latin America, including with McDonalds, Comcel and Viva.
- MA, Business Administration – University of Los Andes (Columbia)
- BA, Economics and International Studies – University of South Carolina (United States)
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Since joining Vodafone Qatar in February 2014, Ramy Boctor has led the launch of our 4G and 4G+ network. Under his leadership, our network was recognised as “Best in Test” by the international leader in mobile performance testing, P3 Communications.
Previously, Ramy was CTO at Mobilink where he was renowned for improving tech performance with under-performing teams and rolling-out innovative solutions.
- MA, Business Administration – Warwick Business School (United Kingdom)
- BSc, Telecommunication Engineering – Cairo University (Egypt)
Chief Business Officer
Mahmud Awad is responsible for generating sizable revenues for the business and leading a sales, marketing and care team of 150 people. He joined Vodafone Qatar in March 2014.
Previously, he was VP of Corporate Sales at du in Dubai. During this time, he created new revenue streams, introduced more industry specific solutions and established an end-to-end sales approach. Mahmud has held other executive roles with Ooredoo, Nokia Siemens Networks and Siemens.
- MSc, Electrical Engineering – University of Aachen (Germany)
- BSc, Electrical Engineering – University of Aachen (Germany)