Joining Zain Group in 2017 as Head of Legal, Firas Oggar has extensive experience in legal affairs with a career spanning 20 years working for conglomerate organizations in the Middle East and France, whereby he received several certificates, including his accreditation as a qualified lawyer at the Paris Bar after taking oath at the Court of Appeal of Paris in 2003, and as an accredited lawyer from the University of Paris Faculty of Law, France, in 2001. He also holds a certificate in English law from UK Warwick University’s School of Law in 1999. Prior to joining Zain Group, Oggar held several senior management positions, including serving as Head of Legal at Foulath Holding Company (Bahraini Public Joint Stock Company) between 2012 and 2015 and as Group General Counsel at Al Ghurair Investment Group between 2015 and 2017.
Oggar holds a Master’s degree in International and European Law from the University of Lille, France, and a Master’s degree in International Business Law from the University of Paris, France. Oggar is also a Board member and treasurer of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Middle East Chapter.