Ooredoo appoints new Chief Audit Executive

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Published April 24th, 2017 - 06:25 GMT
Badar Al-Hashmi the new Chief Audit Executive
Badar Al-Hashmi the new Chief Audit Executive

Ooredoo welcomed Badar Al-Hashmi as its new Chief Audit Executive on 1 May. He replaces Mohamed Mashood, who is retiring.

In this key role, Mr. Al Hashmi will provide strategic direction and leadership in internal auditing, risk assessment, governance, operational improvement, and change management. He brings a wealth of multi-disciplinary international experience and expertise to his new position at Ooredoo, having held senior positions in New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK and the GCC, with the world's top four accounting and leading risk consultancy firms, including PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. He is President of the Oman Chapter of the Institute of Internal Audit and a Member of the Institute Relation Committee of the Global Institute of Internal Audit.

An alumni of Switzerland’s prestigious Institute of Management Development and of Oman’s elite National CEO Programme, Mr Al Hashmi was also awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Salford, UK. In addition, he is a Certified Internal Auditor and holds Certification in Risk and Information Control as well as Certification in Risk Management Assurance.

Ooredoo benefits from the skills of many highly qualified and experienced Omanis in a variety of management and senior management positions and is dedicated to the development and creation of opportunities for young Omanis. Through its Omanisation programme, it recruits, trains and develops talent enabling the people of the sultanate fulfil their career potential and contribute to the growth of the nation.

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