Meet ILA Chairman

“Be bold, be daring, be different”


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Yours Truly,

Saad Al-Barrak (Ph.D.)

ILA B.S.C (c) - Chairman


About Dr. Saad Al-Barrak

Dr. Saad Al-Barrak has been a pioneer of the Arab renaissance as the most prolific catalyst of private enterprise in the Arab world over the past 15 years. His achievements, entrepreneurial skills and unique management style at the helm of the largest telecommunication company in the Middle East and Africa have been well documented and recognized by countless media organizations across the globe.

Dr. Al Barrak is the founder of ILA B.S.C (c). ILA is a venture that invests in and manages a group of advanced technology solutions companies around the world and is established in the Kingdom of Bahrain. ILA operates throughout the world through its wide net of owned and invested-in technology companies.

Today, Dr. Al-Barrak is a much sought out motivational and management speaker at prestigious higher educational institutions, industry conferences and corporate events across the globe.

CEO of the Zain Group from 2002 until his resignation in February 2010, Dr. Al-Barrak in seven years transformed a moribund, state-controlled telecoms operator (known then as MTC) with 500,000 customers in Kuwait into the international giant Zain, a company that reached over 72 million customers across 23 countries.

Over the same period, revenues leapt from $570m to $8 billion, while the company’s market capitalization went from $2.5 billion to peak at $32 billion, creating enormous wealth for many stakeholders.

Dr. Al-Barrak has received many distinguished leadership awards throughout his professional career: in 2009, he was ranked the 20th most influential telecoms executive worldwide by Global Telecoms Business Magazine. His entrepreneurial taste for risk and his understanding of emerging markets led Zain to expand rapidly across the Middle East and in a single breath-taking and multi-billion dollar takeover to expand into sub-Saharan Africa, where other CEOs were afraid to invest.

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