Liaison Officer
America Region

Samia Bahsoun has over 25 years of global telecommunications experience. Prior to joining the David Ross Group, Samia worked with & consulted for Fortune 500 corporations, such as Nokia, AT&T, IDT, Lucent, Global Access Limited, Lucent, Alcatel, and Tyco, as well as medium & small businesses. Her Role & Responsibilities have ranged from Research & Development as a Bell Laboratories engineer and serving as ITU-T delegate in DWDM, to Executive Functions with P&L accountability, spanning many telecommunications lines of business, wire-line and wireless, terrestrial and subsea, local and long-distance. A serial entrepreneur, Samia founded SetWave Communications, a DWDM consulting firm; launched FiberWorx, the first privately owned fiber characterization and DWDM testing firm; she restructured and grown businesses in the telecommunication equipment and services sector, such as AVC Global Services, and TerraWorx, a manufacturer of Ultra-Long-Haul DWDM transport systems. Samia holds an M. Sc. E.E. from Oklahoma University and has completed Ph.D. Level course work in Opto-Electronics at the Polytechnic University of New York. She is a board member and President of the Executive Committee of the ITCL, the International Telecommunications Council for Lebanon. Samiai s global business experience is facilitated by a multicultural and multilingual background; she is fluent to moderate in Arabic, English, Farsi, French, Spanish, and Wolof (Senegalese dialect).