Batelco Hosts Risk & Assurance Group Conference

February 10, 2019

Batelco, the leading digital solutions provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain, in collaboration with the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG) UK held a conference recently at Batelco Headquarters, Hamala. The conference, which took place for the first time in the Middle East, was led by RAG and covered a number of topics including Global Risk, Revenue Assurance and Fraud Management in the Telecommunications sector.

RAG Chief Executive Eric Priezkalns extended appreciation to Batelco for its invaluable support in hosting the first Risk & Assurance Group conference in the Middle East and said that it was a tremendous pleasure and privilege to be welcomed by Batelco’s executive team.

“Some of the most innovative telcos in the world are based in this region, and they are leading the transition towards the development of new communications services that are transforming the way societies work and the kinds of entertainment that people enjoy,” Mr. Priezkalns said.

“This presents great economic opportunities but also new kinds of risks. Operators like Batelco have a forward-thinking, proactive attitude to managing those risks, on behalf of investors, customers and the nation as a whole. Their efforts in enabling this conference helps us to showcase the latest trends in our sector and add to the bank of knowledge to benefit other businesses” he added.

Batelco Bahrain CFO Baha Tuncer stated that it was a pleasure for Batelco to host the first ever RAG conference in the Middle East.

“We welcomed 100 experts representing over 40 telecom operators and telecom vendors from more than 20 countries to this conference which provided a great opportunity for the telcos in the region to attend and understand global challenges the industry is facing, particularly related to risk, revenue assurance and fraud management.”

“Our aspiration and determination is to overcome those challenges altogether through sharing the best practices, innovative ideas, and leading the progressive transformation of the way we work,” Mr. Tuncer added.

Taking place for the first time in the Middle East, the conference was opened by RAG Chairman Rob Chapman followed by a keynote address delivered by Batelco’s Head of Business Assurance, Mustafa Ali who has extensive experience of managing risk and assurance.

Through facilitating opportunities for the exchange of knowledge and experiences, Batelco consistently seeks to further its development in order to maintain its position at the forefront of the Kingdom’s telecommunications sector. Batelco supports the growth and development of the telecoms sector in line with Bahrain’s 2030 Vision.