Caretaker telecommunications minister Eng. Talal Hawat finalized the process of transferring the management of MIC1 commercially known as Alfa Lebanon from Orascom TMT to the ministry of telecommunications, in conformity with the cabinet's resolution issued on 5/5/2020. Consequently, a new board of directors was appointed by the ministry of telecommunications with Jad Nassif as chairman and Rafic Haddad, Imad Hamed, Aline Karam and Mohammed Nasser as members.

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The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on entire industries. Working from home and adapting to the ‘new normal’ has been particularly challenging especially when cybersecurity is taken into account. Cybercriminals thrive in chaos and the chaos brought about by the pandemic caused cybercrimes to skyrocket at such an unprecedented rate.

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CSG announced that Bret Griess, president and chief executive officer of the company has shared his plans to step down at the end of the year, following nearly 25 years of service with the company. Brian Shepherd, executive vice president and group president has been selected to succeed Griess as president and chief executive officer of the company, effective January 1, 2021. In addition, Shepherd will be appointed to the Board on the same date.

Read more: New CEO selected to lead CSG

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