Managing Director

Ghazi Atallah is the MD of neXgen, a company focused on helping Telecom and real estate developers extract business value out of next generation communications infrastructures. neXgen is filling the MENA expertise gap of advisory services that converge Business, Services and Next Generation Technology to help customer acquisition and retention. Ghazi Was the MD/VP for Cisco's Service Provider (SP) business in the Emerging Markets theatre that covers Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as Russia and CIS countries, a $1.1B business for Cisco. He was also GM of Cisco's MENA operations for 3 years, As well as being GM of Cisco Saudi Arabia for 2 years. Prior to that in Canada, He was Chief Network Architect in the network planning group for Teleglobe Canada, Canada's international carrier. Ghazi received his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada and a minor degree in Business Administration. He also received executive MBAs from Stanford and London Business Schools. Ghazi Received the Telecom leadership award at the 8th Arab Internet and Telecom conference in May 2006. He was also named among most influential ME IT leaders in Al Idari magazine's special issue of TOP 100 ME business leaders in Feb 2006. Ghazi is a member of the Board of Advisors of SAMENA telecommunications council. Ghazi is a founding member and board advisor in the ME IT forum and Arab IT Council. He also sits on advisory boards for several Educational institutions including the UAE University IT College. Ghazi is also a member of the board of directors of the Young Arab Leaders in the UAE.