Major General Ibrahim visits Alfa: “Alfa is one of the leading companies worldwide thanks to Mr. Hayek’s efforts”
The Director General of the General Security Directorate, Major General Abbas Ibrahim, visited the Alfa headquarters at the head of a delegation from the Directorate, and was welcomed by Alfa CEO and Chairman Marwan Hayek.
Maj. Gen. Ibrahim and Mr. Hayek toured different departments in the company andlistened to the explanations by the specialized teams at the Alfa Flagship Store, the Network Operations Center, and the Data Center.
A meeting was then held at Hayek’s office, who welcomed Maj. Gen. Ibrahim, “the commander of safety and security, the commander of democracy and freedom of expression, the commander of the state and institutions, and most importantly for me the commander of humbleness, humanity and morality.” He added, “Maj. Gen., you are today among your family and your strongsupporterswho support all the steps you take in Lebanon and abroad.”Hayek then spoke about Alfa’s latest achievements and milestones, saying,“We pride ourselves in Alfa for turning from a mobile operator to a source of happiness through our service, especially since studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between happiness and the quality of mobile service.Alfa has achieved a qualitative leapsinceOrascom TMT took over the management, especially in terms of technological achievements,the most recent being the first 5G trial in Lebanon and the regionreaching a top speed of 25 Gbps. We serve 100 percent of the populationwith all our services and technologies. The expansion plan is ongoing and by the end of 2019 we will have 1900 sites, knowing that Alfa currently serves 2,065,000subscribers”. Hayek also pointed out to the latest achievement where “Lebanon and Alfa ranked second in the Middle East and North Africa region and 30th in the world in terms of 4G speed, surpassing many developed countries such as England, France and Japan and this means that we able to compete strongly.”
“Cybersecurity is a joint concern between us and General Security to which we give extraimportance.We are working on a project to establish an Security Operations Center that will be the first of its kind in Lebanon”, Hayek added.
Moreover, Hayek said that 3.4 percent of Alfa employees are People with Iron Will, thus exceeding the quota stipulated by the law concerning the employment of this segment of society that is dear to us.Mr. Hayek also expressed his hope that the various institutions will adopt the People with Iron Will denomination which we launched at Alfa.He also shed light on the Alfa 4-Life CSR program that has become part of the company’s DNA and a national pillar, supporting people and children with Iron Will through meaningful programs that contribute to their full integration.
Maj. Gen. Ibrahim thanked Hayek for welcoming him at the company, saying,“I accepted Mr. Hayek’s