Joining Zain Group in 2004, Ossama Matta was appointed Zain Group CFO in June 2010. He has more than 20 years track record of solid financial and managerial experience in the Middle East and is a strong advocate of firm corporate governance and transparency. He plays a critical role in the Zain Group senior executive management team, determining the Group’s strategy, and is responsible for all financial, investment and investor relations issues. During his tenure at Zain, Matta has overseen and led M&A, lead various IPO’s, capital restructuring rights issues, and other financial related transactions and loans that exceed US$25 billion. Throughout his career, he has held many leading positions, including serving as a member of the Board of Directors in the Nexgen Advisory Group (a UAE-based LLC), Zain Procurement Facilities (a Bahrain-based LLC), Zain UK Facilities (Bahraini LLC), Morpeth Limited (UAE LLC), and Kuwait Sudan Holding Company, among others. Matta holds an Executive MBA (Emphasis in Finance, Strategic Management, and Project Management) from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and is a Certified Public Accountant.