Zain and Ericsson have announced the launch of a virtual Intrapreneurship Program across Zain’s footprint to develop ambitious, agile, and high performing next-generation leaders from its employee base who will contribute to the country’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) success for years to come. Ericsson will support Zain in identifying technology trends and industry insights as well as provide technical guidance to the selected 32 candidates in developing innovative and commercially viable use cases aligned with the service provider’s vision.

The 12-month virtual Intrapreneurship Program, commencing in January 2021, will provide a creative environment and a secure platform for candidates to access tools and professional experience, sourced from Ericsson’s global network of talent, expertise, and unparalleled technological resources. The initiative will help Zain unleash the untapped innovative power that 32 candidates possess by providing the best possible platform for success.

The individualized program will help Zain to cultivate change leaders and impactful executors that strive to strengthen the service provider through the orchestration of culture, process, and technology. Notable mentors from Zain’s executive ranks in the Intrapreneurship program’s first year include Rasha Barakat, Chief Human Capital Officer in Zain Iraq, and Nawaf Algharabally, Chief Technology Officer in Zain Group and Kuwait.

The Intrapreneurship Program complements Zain’s Diversity and Inclusion program and is part of Ericsson’s commitment to transform lives, industries, and society through new ideas, technology, and leadership. The foundation of the program consists of a holistic approach to inclusive diversity with deliverables that enable success for service providers, team members, and communities.

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