Beirut,Lebanon,Feb 22015: Alfa, managed by Orascom Telecom, held its annual gala dinner at BIEL, highlighting all achievements throughout its history in an exceptional night that has marked the celebration of its 20th anniversary.
This event was attended by His Excellency the Minister of Telecommunications Mr. Boutros Harb and officials from the Ministry of Telecommunications, in addition to Alfa CEO and Chairman Mr.Marwan Hayek and his spouse, Alfa management team and the Alfa staff.
In his speech, Mr. Hayek congratulated theAlfa team on the occasion of the company’s 20thanniversary, noting that “achievements cannot be made without a successful team working in a family spirit,and this is what characterizes Alfa”.He added: “We are proud that members who were part of the Alfa team have become now top executives in the telecom sector in the region and the world”. Mr. Hayek then emphasized that“Alfa has become an essential constituent o fthe Lebanese community,” adding that: “we have managed to substantially reduce the brain drain through thejob opportunities we have offered and are offering” stating that “this is an essential ongoing mission for us”. He pointed out that the successes achieved byAlfain 20 yearshave contributed tothe massive growth witnessed in the telecommunications sector in Lebanon, adding that“given the unprecedented development witnessed in the sector, every Alfa member is aware that continuity now requires more effort and work”.
H.E.Minister ofTelecommunications Mr. Boutros Harb congratulated Alfa on the occasion of its 20th anniversary and for “the outstanding work andachievements in 2014”.He added,“We are in the process ofannouncing a comprehensive strategy for the telecommunications sector for the coming 20 years”,emphasizing on the importance of implementing Law431,“which secures privatization and allows the telecom sector to keep up with rapid global developments while avoiding administrative routines”. He stressed “the importance of establishing LibanTelecomand activating the role of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority”.
The gala dinner included a special entertainment program that lasted until the early morning hours.
This annual gala dinner is an occasion that reflects the family spirit at Alfa, and aims to further promote this spirit among colleagues in the company, thus leading to offer the best services to Alfa customers.