Leaders Summit 2014

 

THE RISE OF THE BROADBAND ECONOMY
“SHAPING EXCELLENCE IN COOPERATION
... GOVERNMENT, OPERATORS, INTERNET PLAYERS...”

SAMENA Council’s Leaders Summit serves as the Council’s signature platform, bringing together Telecom Leaders, Operators Leaders, Regulators and Ministers to discuss a prospect for cooperation and collaboration, in order to make use of the emerging business opportunities which have been created as a result of evolving Telecommunications & ICT landscape in the SAMENA region. The primary motivation behind the discussion is to debate and build consensus on the identified theme which will lead to sustain investment in the future.

Why SAMENA Councils' Leaders Summit


SAMENA region and beyond

SAMENA Council’s Leaders Summit offers a collaborative, workshop-centric experience to exchange ideas and receive inspiring leadership knowledge from prominent CEOs, Chairmen, and Senior Executives from the Telecom & ICT sector from the SAMENA region and beyond. SAMENA Council’s Leaders Summit is a leaders-only program, designed to explore critical business, policies and regulatory strategies within the Telecom & ICT landscape. The Summit focuses on helping to turn your insights into practical results with an emphasis on the key issues of the Telecom & ICT industry within the SAMENA region.

The scope covers the following anchor themes:

1. Enable practicable strategies, to help reap maximum socio-economic benefit of the digital agenda and adoption of national and sector specific digitization policies that create new growth opportunities for telecom operators and ICT industry stakeholders

2. Accelerate the progress of telecom sector governance and regulation in the region to support the evolving scope, dynamics, and needs of the telecommunications industry, and enable its growth and sustainability

3. Support the creation of a conducive environment for operators’ investment in next generation mobile broadband, including enabling policies, regulation, standards, and business models

4. Elucidate suitable environment for better cooperation between telecom operators and other industry stakeholders to enhance industry efficiency and value creation.

Who is entitled to attend

  • Telecom Ministers
  • Telecom Regulators
  • Telecom Operator CEOs

 


Dr. Nasser Marafih
Chief Executive Officer,
Ooredoo Group

Dr. Nasser Marafih is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ooredoo Group. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Master of Science and a PhD in Communication Engineering, all from George Washington University, USA. Dr. Marafih started his career at Ooredoo in 1992 as expert advisor from the University of Qatar and was involved in the introduction of the first GSM service in the Middle East in February 1994. Following his appointment as CEO in 2002, Dr. Marafih spearheaded Ooredoo’s transformation and growth from a single operator in Qatar with 500,000 customers to a leading regional and global player having presence in 17 markets in Middle East, North African and Southeast Asia with more than 96 million customers today.

In addition to masterminding strategic and bold acquisitions including Wataniya in 2007, which was the biggest telecom acquisition in the Arab world at the time, and Indosat in Indonesia in 2009.

Dr. Marafih ensured close partnership with the key global and regional players in the industry’s eco-system to ensure best engagement and provide cutting-edge innovation to customers. These include Skype, Google, Universal Music Group, Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF), Qatar Science and Technology Park and Qatar University wireless Innovations Center (QUWIC). Dr. Marafih is viewed as one of the industry’s visionary leaders and received prestigious awards including “Outstanding Industry contribution 2010 by Telecoms World Middle East, “Outstanding Leader of the Year” by TMT Finance and Investment in 2010, and “CEO of the Year” award and “Leader in Corporate Social Responsibility (CEO) awards by one of the region’s leading publication - Arabian Business. He is also ranked 72 among the world’s top 500 Most Powerful Arab Nationals, in the “Arabian Business Power 500 Survey.” Dr. Marafih’s contribution to the industry in general and the Ooredoo Group in particular were recognized by the GSM Association, the mobile industry’s leading global institution, when he was appointed to its board of directors in 2010.

Mr. Shi Yaohong
Regional President,
HUAWEI

Mr. Shi Yaohong is President of Middle East Region for Huawei. In this role, he oversees all Huawei group activities and around 4000 staff. As the regional President, he is also responsible for guiding the organization’s strategic direction, business development as well as leading general operations in the Middle East markets.

Mr. Shi joined Huawei in 2005. Prior to his current position, he held several senior positions in succession within Huawei Middle East including Vice President of Regional Sales and General Director of Etisalat Key Account. With a decade of experience in the telecommunications industry, Mr. Shi has played a key role in many of the company’s milestone projects within the region.

Mr. Shi graduated from Sichuan University with a Bachelor Degree of Electronic Information Science and Technology.

 

About Huawei - The Host

Host Logo - Huawei

Huawei is a leading global ICT solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end capabilities and strengths across the carrier networks, enterprise, consumer, and cloud computing fields. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom carriers, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive ICT solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than one third of the world’s population.

Huawei’s vision is to enrich life through communication. By leveraging our experience and expertise in the ICT sector, we help bridge the digital divide by providing opportunities to enjoy broadband services, regardless of geographic location. Contributing to the sustainable development of society, the economy, and the environment, Huawei creates green solutions that enable customers to reduce power consumption, carbon emissions, and resource costs.


The Rise of the Broadband Economy

“Shaping Excellence in cooperation: … Government, Telecom Operators, Internet Players…”

The need for “Cooperation” thus needs to accentuate each other’s responsibility to stimulate development and progression in the overall telecoms & ICTs landscape. The primary motivation behind the discussion is to identify areas of further business growth and means to sustain investment in the future through SMART regulations.

The Summit will discuss regulatory approaches, ways of cooperation and strategic engagements and help turn insights into practical results with an emphasis on broadband is vital for digitization within the SAMENA region.

1.       Role of Government

  • Enacting investment friendly policy frameworks for Broadband development
  • Balancing costs of Broadband networks upgrades and regulatory frameworks
  • Enabling a conducive environment by reducing regulatory burdens on operators

2.       Digital Governance

  • Evolving trends in Digital Governance and the need for a win-win model
  • Digital Governance and the need for striking a balance between operators & Internet players
  • Significance of cooperation in the Digital Governance space
  • Digital Governance approaches in the SAMENA region

3.       Broadband development strategy

  • CAPEX-OPEX Challenge: The need for a balance to boost real broadband infrastructure growth 
  • Emergence of mobile services and Internet Players applications, OTT video
  • Content distribution challenges and remedies – the need for collaboration
  • The need for localized content in the SAMENA region and operators’ strategies
  • Best class service delivery platform – ubiquity of broadband networks

 

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Afghanistan

MCIT
Eng. Amirzai  Sangin
Minister of Communication & IT

ATRA
Abdul Wakil Shergul
Board Chairman

Etisalat Afghanistan
Ahmed Alhosani
CEO

MTN Afghanistan (Areeba)
Hassan Jaber
CEO

TDCA Roschan
Karim Khoja
CEO

Afghan Telecom
Gul Ahmad Rastman
CEO

Australia

ACMC
Chris Chapman
CEO

Next DC
Bevan Slattery
CEO

Telstra
David Thodey
CEO

Vocus
James Spenceley
CEO

Epic
Peter Goldscheider

Azerbaijan

Azerfon
Georgios (Yorgos) Ioannidis
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Azerfon
Jurgen Peetz 
CEO

Bakcell
Elchin Bayramov
CEO

CRA Group
Mammad A.Abbasbeyli
CEO

Bangladesh

MOPT
Abdul Latif Siddique
Minister of Post & Communications

BTRC
Sunil Kanti Bose
Chairman

BTRC
Zian Shah Kabir
Senior Assistant Director ( Engineering& operations)

Lirnasia
Abu Saeed Khan
Senior Policy Khan

SS Enterprise
Md. Abul Kaium
CEO

Saud Al Prince
Dot Telecom & Technologies Ltd.
CEO

Belgium

Cogent Communications
Dave Schaeffer
Founder & CEO

KPN Group Belgium
Eric Hageman
CEO

Belgacom
Bruno Chauvat

European Commission
Neelie Kroes
Vice-President

European Commission
Joaquin AL Munia
Vice-President

Bulgaria

Republic of Bulgaria
Petko Kantchev
Adviser, communcations Directorate

Mtel
Andreas Maierhofer
CEO

BTC
Bernard Moscheni
CEO

Blizoo Bulgaria
Bernt Andersson
CEO


Lyubomir Minchev
CEO

Ministry of Transport and ICT, Sofia
Georgi Todorov
Deputy Minister of Transport and ICT

Communications Regulation Commission, Sofia
Veselin Bojkov
Chairman

China

Department of international cooperation, Ministry of industry and information technology peoples republic of China
Tu Senlin
Director General

ABS
Tom Choi
CEO

ANZ
Susan Yuen
CEO

China mobile
Li Yue
CEO

China mobile
Shen Weizhong
Director General

China Telecom
Wang Xiaochu
CEO

China Unicom
Yimin Lu
President  & Vice Chairman

China Unicom
Zuo Feng
General Manager

Croatia

T-Croatia
Ivica Mudrinic
CEO

VipNet
Mladen Pejkovic
CEO

Cambodia

MPTC
Tol Gnak
Deputy director General

Ezecom Group of Companies
Paul Blanche-Horgan
Group CEO

TRC
H.E Chakrya Moa
Chairman Of TRC

Chech Republic

Ceske Radiokomunikace
Kamil Levinsky
CEO

O2 Czech Republic
Luis Antonio Malvido
Chairman  & CEO

T Mobile Czech Republic
Milan Vasina
Managing Director

Vodafone Czech Republic
Muriel Anton
CEO

Djibouti

MCCPT
H.E.Mr.Ali Hassan Bahdon
Minister of Communications, Culture, Posts & Telecommunications

Egypt

MCIT
Eng. Atef Helmy
Minister of Communications & IT

 NTRA
Hesham El Alaily
Executive President

NTRA
Hisham Moafi
Executive President Advisor for broadband

National Telecom Regulatory Authority
Amr Badawi
Board Member

Etisalat
Gamal A. El Sadat
Chairman

 Etisalat Misr
Saeed Al Hamli
CEO

Telecom Egypt
Omar El-Sheikh
Chairman

Telecom Egypt
Mohamed El Nawawy
CEO

Mobinil
Alex Shalaby
Chairman

Mobinil
Yves Gauthier
CEO

Orascom Telecom
Ahmed Abou Doma
CEO

Orascom Telecom
Vincenzo Nesci
CEO of Sub-Saharan Africa Cluster

 OTMT
Khaled Bichara
CEO

Link DOTNET
Wassem Arsany
CEO

Vodafone
Hatem Dowidar
CEO

Germany

Media Broadcast Germany
Bernd Kraus
CEO

Kabel Deutschland
Dr. Adrian Hammerstein
CEO

Vodafone Germany
Friedrich Joussen
CEO

Deutsch Telekom
Margrit Moteller
CEO

1&1 Germany
Robert Hoffmann
CEO

E Plus
Thorsten Dirks
CEO

Telefonica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG
Rene Schuster
CEO

-

DE-CIX
Harald A Summa
CEO

-

DE-CIX
Marco Brandstaetter
Business Development

-

DE-CIX
Ivo Ivanov
Managing board of DE-CIX International AG" & the General Corporate Counsel

Hong Kong

PCCW Global
Marc Halbfinger
CEO

ABS
Tom Choi
CEO

HKT
Alexander Arena
Group Managing Director

Speed Cast
Pierre- Jean Beylier
CEO

India

Idea Cellular
Himanshu Kapania
CEO

MTS India
Vsevolod Rozanov
CEO

Department of telecommunication Ministry of communications & IT. Government of India
R.N.JHA
Dy. Director General

Bharti Airtel
Manoj Kohli
CEO


Kaizad Heerjee
CEO

Ahuja Investments
Sanjuv Ahuja
CEO

Iran

CRA
Mahmoud Vaezi
Minister of Communications & IT

CRA
Ali Asghar Amidian
Deputy Minister & President

Pishgaman Kavir Asia
Mohammad Yousef Jowkar
CEO

Ministry of welfare and Social Affairs
Abolhassan Firouzabadi
Vice Minister (Ministry of welfare and Social Affairs) - Chairman of Shasta Company

Rightel
Majid Sadry
CEO

Ireland

O2 Ireland
Ms Danuta Gray
Chairman

Vodafone
Paul Dovovan
CEO

Japan

SOUMU
Mari ICHIKAWA
Director of International Policy Coordination

MIC
Mitsuhiro Hishida
Director Of international policy coordination global ICT strategy Bureau

Kuwait

MOC
Essa Al Kandari
Minister of Communications

State of Kuwait Ministry of Communications
Eng. Hameed H. Al- Qattan
Undersecretary

Sate of Kuwait
Dr. Ebrahim Abdulrahman Alrashed
Counsellor of his Execelency The Minister of Communication

The Central Agency for Information Technology
Qusai Al Shatti
Deputy Director General for Information Technology

KNTC
Dr. Ismat .M. Quttaineh
CEO

Wataniya Telecom
Abdul Aziz Fakhroo
CEO

Wataniya Telecom
Peter Kaliaropoulos
Chief Operating Office Corporate

Tawasul Telecom
Hani Al Shakhs
CEO

Zain Kuwait
Omar Saud Al-Omar
CEO

Zain Group
Scott Gegenheimer
Group CEO

Viva Kuwait Telecom Company
Adel Mohammed Al Roumi
Chairman

Viva Kuwait Telecom Company
Salman Al Badran
CEO

Ila Group
Dr. Saad Al Barrak
Chairman Office

Libya

MOICT
Eng. Usama Siala
Minister of Industry, Commerce & New Technology

GTA
Eng. Abduzeid Guma Almansuri
Chairman

Al Madar
Jamal Y. Hegag
Chairman

Al Madar
Dr. Abdulla Abouda
DG

Libyana Mobile Phone
Mr. Saleh Lagtaa
Chairman

Malta

GO
Yiannos Michaelides
CEO

Mauritania

Republic Islamique de Mauritanie
Ismail Ould Bodde Ould Cheikh Sidiya
Minister

Republique Islamique de Mauritanie
Mohamed Lemine Salihi
Directeur general des technologies de l’information et de la communication coordinateur

Chinguitel
Abdulrahman Osman
CEO

Mexico

MOCT
Juan Francisco Molinar Horcasitas
Ministry of Communication and Transportation

SCT
Luis Lucatero
Jefe de Unidad de prospectiva y regulacion
                   
Total Play
Samer Salameh
CEO

Nepal

NTC
Madhab Prasad Paudel
Minister of information & Communications

NTA
Bhesh Raj Kanel
Chairman

Norway

GET
Gunnar Evensen
CEO

Telenor Group
Jon Frederick Baksaas
President & CEO

Pakistan

MOITT
Anusha Rahman Ahmad Khan
Minister of State for Information Technology & Telecommunications

PTA
Syeed Ismail Shah
Chairman

Ufone
Abdul Aziz
President  & CEO 

FAB
Shahzad Sami
Executive Director / Vice Chairman

Mobilink
Rashid Khan
CEO

PTCL
Walid Irshaid
President & CEO

Telenor Pakistan
Lars Christian
CEO

Warid Pakistan
Muneer Farooqui
CEO

Philippines

PLDT
Manuel V. Pangilinan
Chairman

PLDT
Napoleon Nazareno
President & CEO

Portugal

Association of Communications and Telecommunications Regulatory
David Gomes
President

Portugal Telecom
Zeinal Bava
CEO

Romania

Vodafone Romania
Inaki Berroeta
CEO

Saudi Arabia

MCIT
Eng. Mohamed Jamil Al Mulla
Minister of Communications & Information Technology

CITC
Eng. Abdullah A. Al Darrab
Governor


Majed Al Mazyed

Saudi Telecom Company
Abdulaziz Al-Sugair
Chairman & MD

Saudi Telecom Company
Humoud Al Kussayer
Vice President Regulatory Affairs

Saudi Telecom Company
Khaled H. Biyari
Senior Vice President Technology & Operations

Bravo
Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al-Ageel
CEO

Atheeb – Go
Emad Maali Abdulaziz Bin Ahmad Bin Abdulaziz AlSaud
CEO

Atheeb - Go
Zaid A. Al Shabanat
CCO

Arabsat
Khalid Balkheyour
CEO/President

Zain Saudi
Farhan bin Naif Al Jarbaa
Chairman

Zain Saudi
Hassan Kabbani
CEO

Mobily
Khaled Al Kaf
CEO

Mobily
Dr. Akil M Alakil
Senior Executive Vice President
Regulatory Affairs

CITC
Sultan M Al Malik
Dir.Gen. International affairs, PR & Media

CITC
Eng. Majed M Al Mazyed
General Manager, International Affairs

BTC Networks
Ibrahim Al Kharboush
CEO

Serbia

Republic of Serbia Ministry of foreign and internal trade and telecommunications
Stefan Lazarevic
State Secretary

Slovak Republic

Orange Slovakia
Pavol Lancaric
CEO

Slovak Telekom
Miroslav Majoros
Chairman  & CEO

South Africa

MTN
Peter Kruger
General Manager

Vodacom group
Shameel Joosub
CEO

Spain

Orange Spain
Jean Marc Vignolles
CEO

Telefonica
Cesar Alierta
Executive Chairman and CEO

Sudan

MOCIT
Dr. Tahani Abd Allah Atia
Minister of Communications and Information Technology

NTC
Dr. Yahya Abdulla
Chairman


Izz din Kamil Amin

Canar
Abdalla Seed
CEO

Sudatel
Eng. Eng Tarig Hamza Zein Albdein
CEO

Expresso Telecom
Tariq Rahamtalla
CEO

MTN Sudan
Ugandan Phillip Besimire
CEO

Suisse


Marc Furrer

Syria

Syriatel
Magda Sakr
CEO

Switzerland

European Broadcaster Union (EBU)
Jean Paul Philippot
President

Federal Communications Commission
Marc Furrer
President

Swisscom Broadcast
Jean- Paul de Weck

Taiwan

Chunghwa Telecom
Yen-Sung Lee
CEO

Chunghwa Telecom
Yuan-Kuang Tu
President

Far East Tone Telecommunications
Yvonne Li
President

Taiwan Broadband Communications
Thomas Ee
CEO

Thailand

MOICT
Anudith Nakornthap
Minister of Information and Communication Technology

NBTC
Dr. Suthiphon Thaveechaiyagarn
Commissioner

Turkey

MOTMC
Lütfi Elvan
Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication


Galip Zerey

BTK
Tayfun Acarer
Chairman

Republic of Turkey Minister of Transportation Maritime Affairs & Communications
Ihsan Durdu
Adviser to Transsport Minister

Eser Telekom
Serdar Gungor
CEO

Turkuvaz Media
Yusuf Ata ARIAK
Chairman

Turkuvaz Media
Serhat Albayrak
CEO

Turkcell
Sureyya Ciliv
CEO

Turkcell Ekrem Yener
Chief International Expansion Officers

AVEA
Erkan Akdemir
CEO

Turksat Satellite Communication and Cable TV
Dr. Ozkan  Dalbay
CEO and Chairman of the Board

Turkcell
Ahmet Akca
Chairman

Turk Telekom
Hakam Kanafani
Advisor Chairman

Turk Telekom
Rami Arslan
CEO

Telkoder
Murat kucuko Zdemir
CEO

Superonline
Murat Erkan
CEO

Turk Telekom
Mustafa Aykut
International Affairs’ and Policy Coordinator

INNOVA
Aydin Ersoz

Telenore
Jon Frederik Baksaas
CEO

Turksat
Ensar Gul
CEO

UAE

Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Social Development
Sheikh Nahyan Bin Moubarak

Higher College of Technology
Mohammad Omran Al Shamsi
Chairman

TRA
Mohammed Al Qemzi
Chairman

TRA
Mohamed N. Al Ghanim
General Director

TRA
Majeed Al Mesmar
Deputy General Director

EITL
Deepak Padmanabhan
CEO

Etisalat
H.E. Suwaidi
Chairman

Etisalat
Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar
Group CEO

Etisalat
Ahmed Bin Ali
Group SVP Corporate Communications

Etisalat
Kamal Shehadi
Group Chief Regulatory Officer

Etisalat
Saleh Al Abdooli
CEO

Etisalat
Daniel Ritz

Etisalat
Essa Al Haddad

Digital Services - Etisalat Group
Khalifa Hassan K. AlForah AlShamsi
Chief Digital Services Officer

Etisalat
Rainer Rathgeber

Etisalat
Hatem Bamatraf

MBC TV
Sam Barnett
CEO

RMS
Nezar Nagro
CEO

Mubadala
Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak
Group CEO & Managing Director

Thuraya
Samer Halawi
CEO

Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa-Friendi
Mikkel Vinter
Group CEO

DU
Osman sultan
CEO

DU
Farid Faraidooni
Chief Operations Officer

DU
Rashid Al Ahmedi
Director - External Affairs

DU
Fahad Al Hassawi
Chief Commercial Officer

DU
Ananda Bose
Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

DU
Jawad Shaikh
Executive Vice President - Digital Business

DU
Ahmed Mokhles
Executive Vice President Consumer Business

DU
Hamy Aly
Executive Vice President Enterprise Business

DU
Tariq Al Bahri
Vice President - Regulatory & External Affairs

Yahsat
Masmood Mahmood
Deputy CEO

Blackberry MENA
Nick Horton
Managing Director

Google
Mohamed Mourad
Regional Manager Gulf

OSN
David Butorac
CEO

National Media Council
Salem Saeed AL Ameri
Executive Director, Media Affairs

Candidate for Radio Regulation Board
Nasser Bin Hammad
Vice Chairman of Special Committee

Yahoo
Hussein Freijeh

Intigral
Ben Kinealy
CEO

Sharjah Media Corporation
Khalid Al Midfa

BlackBerry
Matt Reaves
Global Head of Channel & Distribution

BlackBerry
Eric Johnson
President of Global Sales

BlackBerry
Ali Khanafer
Director of Government Relations

Syniverse Technology
Nabil Baccouche
Vice President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa (MEA)

USA

United States Department of State
Daniel A. Sepulveda
Ambassador United States coordinator, International communications & information policy

US Department State
Paul B. Najarian
International Communications & Information’s Policy

Federal Communications Commission
Mignon L. Clyburn
Acting Chairwomen

Sprint
Dan Hesse
CEO

AT & T
Randall Stephenson
CEO

AT & T
Karim Lesina
Vice President

AT & T
Erik Loeb
Vice President, International External Affairs

Bloomberg L.P.
Andrew Lack
CEO

Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Patricia Harrison
CEO & President

Corporation for National Research Initiatives
Dr. Robert Kahn
President & CEO

Cricket Communications, Inc.
Doug Hutcheson
CEO  & President

Verizon
Ivan Seidenberg
CEO

Google INC.
Larry Page
CEO

Google
Nikesh Arora
Senior Vice president & Chief Business Officer

Hearst Corporation
Don Scales
CEO & President

Newscorp
Rupert Murdoch
Chairman & CEO

Public Broadcasting Service
Paula Kerger
CEO & President

Simplexity
Andy Zeinfeld
CEO

Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg
CEO

Time Warner Cable Inc.
Glenn Britt
Chairman & CEO

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Phillip Kent
Chairman & CEO

E-Development Intern
A- Reza Jafari
President

Quintacom
Tarak Ben Ammar
President

Yahoo
Scott Thompson
CEO

Linkedln
Jeff Weiner
CEO

Verizon
Leslie Martinkovics

Africa

Airtel Africa
Christian De Faria
CEO

Algeria

MPTIC
Zohra Derdouri
Minister of Post, IT & Communications

RPT
Toufik Bessai
Chairman

Algerie Telecom (Mobilis)
Azouaou Mehmel
CEO

Nejma (Wataniya)
Joseph Ged
Director General

Austria

Tele 2 Austria
Alfred Pufitsch
CEO

Telekom Austria Group
Dr. Hannes Ametsreiter
CEO

Medienhaus Austria
Gerold Riedmann
CEO

SevenOne Media
Markus Breitenecker
CEO

Bahrain

MOIC
Sheikh Fawaz Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa
Minister for Cabinet Affairs

TRA Bahrain
Mohammed Al Amer
Chairman

TRA Bahrain
Mohamed Bubashait
General Director

Batelco Bahrain
Bernadette Baynie
Group General Council Legal & Regulatory

Viva Bahrain
Andrew Hanna
Chief Commercial Officer

Batelco Group
Shaikh Hamad Bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa
Chairman

Batelco
Alan Whelan
Group CEO

Batelco Bahrain
Rashid Abdulla
CEO

Zain Bahrain
Mohamed Zain El Abedin
CEO

Viva Bahrain
Ulaiyan Al Wetaid
CEO

EGoverment Authority
Mohamed Ali Qaed
CEO

TRA Bahrain
Musa Abdulla
Manager of Strategy & PMO

Bintel
Alawi Baroum
CEO

Belarus

Velcom
Helmut Duhs
CEO

Brazil

MC
Paulo Bernardo
Minister of Communication

Ministry of Communications
Maximiliano Salvadori Martinhao
Secretary of Telecommunications

ANATEL
Antonio  Guimaraes
Chairman

ANATEL
Daniel Brandao Cavalcanti
Advisor

Canada

RIM (Research in Motion, Blackberry)
John Chen
CEO

Telus
Darren Entwistle
CEO

Cyprus

CYTA
Photis Savvides
CEO

Denmark

TDC
Carsten Dilling
President & CEO

Ecuador

Telconet 
Tomislav Topic
CEO

Ethiopia

Ministry of communication& information Technology
Debretsion G/Michael
Minister

France

Eutelsat
Michel de Rosen
CEO

Eutelsat
Michel Azibert
Deputy CEO

Orange
Stephane Richard
Chairman & CEO

SFR
Jean yves chariler
CEO

ARCEP
Joel Voisin Ratelle
Deputy Director Head of international affairs

Greece

OTE
Michael Tsamaz
Managing Director

Holand

KPN
Eelco Blok
CEO

Hungary

Pannon Hungary
Christopher Laska
CEO

T Magyar
Chris Mattheisen
CEO

Indonesia

Xl Axiata
Hasnul Suhaimi
CEO

Pgastelekom unikasi Nusantara
Mayaningsih Anashori
CEO

Indosat
Harry Sasongko
President Director & CEO

Pgascom
Yoyo W. Basuki
President Director

Iraq


Dr.Torhan Al Mufti
Minister


Amir Al Bayati
Senior Deputy Minister of Technology

CMC
Safaa Al Din Rabee
CEO

Zain Iraq
Wael Ghanayem
CEO

Korek Telecom
Ghada Gebara
CEO

Asiacell
Faruk Mustafa Rasool
Chairman

Asia Cell
Amer Al Sunna
CEO

Diar Ahmad
Cardo M Yousif
CEO Office Manager

Kalimat
Wilson Varghese
CEO

Newroz Telecom
Kawa A. Junad
CEO

Italy

BT Globcorrado.sciolla@bt.comal Services
Corrado Sciolla
President & CEO

BT
Ian Livingston

BT ITALIA S.p.A.
Gianluca Cimini
CEO

Chilli TV
Stefano Parisi
President

Chilli TV
Giorgio Tacchia
Founder & CEO

Fast Web
Alberto Calcagno
CEO

H3G
Vincenzo Novari
CEO

La7
Dr. Urbano Cairo
President

RTI and Mediaset
Dr. Marco Giordani
CEO & CFO

Sky Italia
Andrea Zappia
CEO

Telecom Italia
Giuseppe Recchi
Chairman

Telecom Italia
Elisabetta Ripa
Chief Executive Officer - Sparkle

Telecom Italia
Marco Patuano
CEO

Vodafone Omnitel N.V
Paolo Bertoluzzo
CEO

Wind
Maximo Ibarra
CEO

Puntoit
Alessio Parolari
Vice-President

AGCOM
Antonio Martusciello

Jordan

MOICT
Azzam Sleit
Minister of information & Communications

TRC
Mohamad Al Taani
Chairman & CEO

Zain Levant Region
Ahmad Al Hanandeh
CEO

Umniah Mobile Company
Ihab Hinnawi
CEO

Orange JTG
Jean-Francois Thomas
CEO

Lebanon

MOTT
Boutros Harb
Minister of Communications

TRA
Imad Hoballah
Chairman

Comium
Nizar Dalloul
Chairman &CEO

SODETEL
Patrick Farajian
Chairman  & CEO

Alfa
Marwan Hayek
Chairman & CEO

Ogero
Abdel-Menhem Youssef
CEO

MTC Touch
Wassim Mansour
CEO

MTC Touch
Claude Bassil
GM

Luxemburg

Intelsat
David McGlade
CEO

Rebtel
Andreas Bernstrom
CEO

SES
Karim Michel Sabbagh
CEO

Malaysia

MOCM
Ahmad Shabery Cheek
Minister of Communications & Multimedia

MCMC
Mohamed Sharil Mohamed Tarmizi
Chairman

MCMC
Nur Sulyna Abdullah
Head international affairs, legal &secretariat division

Maxis
Sandip Das
CEO

Macedonia

Republic of Macedonia, Ministry of information society and administration
Ivo Ivanovski
Minister of information Society and Administration

Myanmar

Ooredoo Group
Ross Cormack
CEO

Morocco

MOIC
M.Moulay Hafid Elalamy
Minister of Informations & Communications

ANRT
M. Azdine El Mountassir Billah
General Director

Maroc Telecom
Abdeslam Ahizoune
CEO

Inwi
Frederic Debord
CEO

Meditel
Maurizio Del re
CEO

Monaco

Principaute de Monaco
Serge Robillard
Head department directorate of electronic communications

Nigeria

Minitry of Communication technology
Omobola Johnson
Honourable Minister

Netherlands

VimpelCom Ltd
Alexey M. Reznikovich
Chairman of the Supervisory Board

VimpelCom Ltd
Augie Fabela
Founder & honor Chairman of the Supervisory Board

VimpelCom Ltd
Jose Mauro Lunder
CEO

T-Mobile
Thomas Berlemann
CEO

Oman

MOTC
Ahmed Bin Salim Al Futaisi
Minister of Transport & Communications

MOTC
Said Bin Hamdoon Al Harthy
Under Secretary for Ports & Maritime Affairs

TRA
Salim Hasan Al Shanfari
Senior Manager Ir Media & Consumer Affairs

TRA
Dr. Hamed Salim Al Rawahi

Omantel
Dr. Amer Rawas
CEO

Omantel
Baha Ridha Al Lawati
GM Carrier & Roaming Services Business Unit

Nawras
Greg Young
CEO

Awaser Oman
Abdullag Al Busaidi
CEO

Frendi
Martin Glud
CEO

Palestine

MOTIT
Safa Nasser Eldin
Minister of Telecommunications & Info Technology

PNA
Mashhour Mohamed
Chairman

Ministry of Telecom & Info. Tech
Suleiman M. Zuhairi
Deputy Minister

Wataniya Mobile/ Palestine
Dr. Mohammad Mustafa
Chairman

Wataniya Mobile/ Palestine
Fayez Husseini
CEO

Jawal
Ammar Aker
Chairman

PALTEL
Abdulmajeed Melhem
General Manager

Poland

MAC
Malgorzata  Olszewska
Undersecretary of State Ministry of Administration & Digitization

National Regulatory Authority Office of electronic Communications
Magdalena GAJ
President

C Plus Poland
Beata Monka
CEO

Orange
Bruno Duthois
President & CEO

Play Poland
Joergen Bang-Jensen
CEO

UPC
Simon Boyd
CEO

Qatar

MICT
Dr. Hessa Sultan Al Jaber
Minister of ICT Qatar


Hashem Al Hashemi

ICT Qatar
Graeme Gordon
Executive Director

GBI
Ahmed Mekky
CEO

Ooredoo
H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani
Chairman

Ooredoo
Dr. Nasser Marafih
Group CEOOoredoo

Ooredoo
Lynn Dorward

Ooredoo
Sh. Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani
CEO

Ooredoo
Samer Fares
Director, Regulatory Affairs

Ooredoo Group
Lynne Dorward
Head of Regulatory Department

QNBN
Mohammed Al Mannai
CEO

Vodafone
Kyle Whitehall
CEO

Russia

MINSVYAZ
Nikolay A. Nikiforov
Minister of Telecom & Mass Communication of Russia Federation

MINSVYAZ
Rashid R.Ismailov
Director

MINSVYAZ
Andrey Y. Mukhanov
Director

MINSVYAZ
Kirrill V. Oparin
Deputy Director

MTS
Andrei Dubovskov
President & CEO

Rostelecom
Sergey Kalugin
President Chairman of the Management Board

MegaFon OJSC
Ivan Tavrin
CEO

TRIVON
Markus Mueller
Chairman  & CEO

Senegal

ARTP
Abou Abel Thiam
President

ARTP
Isaac Sissoko
Director of International Corporation

ARTP
Malick Yero KA
Advisor to Chairman

Singapore

IDA
YONG Ying-I
Chairman

IDA
Leong Keng Thai
Deputy Chief Executive/Director –General (Telecoms and Post)

IDA
LIM Jiaqi Eunice
Manager International

Infocomm Development Authority
Andrew J Haire
Deputy Director – General (Telecoms & Post)

O3b Networks
Steve Collar
CEO

Slovenia

Simobil
Dejan Turk
President of Management Board

Telekom Slovenia
Rudolf Skobe
President of Management Board

Tus Holding
Mirko Tus
Owner

Tus Holding
Matjaz Zadravec
CEO

Tus Holding
Ivo Švrljuga
CEO

Tušmobil
Gregor Štampohar
CEO

South Korea

MOS – ICT FP
Choi Mun-Kee
Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning

Plenipotentiary 2014
Min Wonki
Chairman Nominee ITU plenipotentiary conference 2014 Director General

KT
Yung kim
President

KT
Chang-Gyu Hwang
CEO

Sri Lanka

Telecommunications and Regulatory Commission
Lalith Weeratunga
Chairman

TRC
V.P.K Anusha Palpita
General Director

MOTIT
Ranjith Siyambalapitiya
Minister of Telecommunications & Info Technology

Dialog
Dr. Hansa Wijayasuriya
CEO

Mobitel Sri Lanka
Kapila Chandrasena
CEO

Sweden

TeliaSonera International Carrier
Brendan Ives
President

Millicom International
Hans-Holger Albrecht
CEO

Swedish Post Telecom
Goran Marby
Director-General

Tunisia

Ministry of Higher Education Scientific Research and ICT
Mme Mbarka Missaoui
Head of Lagal Department

MOICT
Mongi Marzouk
Minister of Informations & Communications Technologies

Republic of Tunisia, Ministry Of higher education scientific research and ICT
Mohamed Ben Amor
Special Advisor to the Minister (In charge of international Cooperation and external relations)

INTT
Kamel Saadaoui
President

Orange Tunisie
Thierry Marigny
Director General

Tunisiana (Orascom)
Kenneth Campbell
CEO

Tunisie Telecom
Mokhtar MNAKRI
PDG


S.E.M Tawfik Jelassi


M. Taoufik Rojbi

Ukraine

KP Media (Ukraine)
Vitaliy Gorduz
CEO

Ukrtelecom
Peter Goldscheider
Chairman of the advisory Board

United Kingdom

BT Global Services    
Luis Alvarez Satorre
CEO BT Global Services     

BT Group                    
Ian Livingston  
CEO

BT Group plc
Gavin Patterson
CEO

BT Operate & Global Sports Technology
Roel Louwhoff
CEO

BT Teleom
Wael El Kabbany

Facebook
Richard Allan
Director of Policy for Europe and Middle East

RTL Group
Tony Watts
CEO

Inmarsat
Andrew Sukawaty
Chairman

Telefonica Digital
Matthew Key
CEO

EE UK
Olaf Swantee
CEO

GSMA
Anne Bouverot
Director General

Vodafone
Phillippe Vogeleer

Yemen

MOTIT
Ahmed Obeid Bin Aagher
Minister of Telecommunications & Information’s Technology

Teleyemen
Eng. Omar Binshihab
Deputy CEO

Sabafon
Tarik AL Haidary
CEO

International Organizations

AHCIET

Roberto Blois
President

ETNO

Luigi Gambardella
Executive Chairman

FCC

Tom Wheeler
Chairman

ICANN

Fadi Chehade
CEO

ITU

Hamadoun I. Toure
Secretary General

GSMA

Peter Lyons
Director OF Public Policy,Africa & Middle East

LAS

Mohammed Al Twajiri
Assistant Secretary General for Economic Affairs

ITU

Houlin Zhao
Deputy Secretary General

ITU

Ebrahim Al Haddad
Regional Director – Arab States 

 ITU

Brahima Sanou
Director - Telecommunication Development Bureau

League of Arab States (LAS)

H.E. Dr. Nabil Araby
Secretary General

GSMA

Ann Buvero

Media Companies

CNBC Arabia
Mohammed Burhan
CEO

GDMO (Government of Dubai Media Office)
Mona Ghanim Al Merri
Director General

GDMO (Government of Dubai Media Office)
Maryam bin Fahad
Executive Director

icFlix
Carlos Tibi
Shareholder

icFlix
Mohammad Fadi Mehlo
Shareholder

Orbit
Samir Abdulhadi
President & Chief Executive Officer

Rai Trade Spa
Carlo Nardello
CEO

Rotana Media Group
John Ireland
Chief Financial Officer

Sky News Arabia
Nart Bouran
Head- Sky News Arabia

twofour54
Noora Al Kaabi
CEO

Afghanistan

-

TDCA Roschan
Karim Khoja
CEO

China

-

Department of international cooperation, Ministry of industry and information technology peoples republic of China
Tu Senlin
Director General

-


Cai Guolei
Deputy Director Of Minister

-


WANG Chaonan
Official – International Corporate Department

Egypt

-

National Telecom Regulatory Authority
Amr Badawi
Board Member

-

Vodafone
Hatem Dowidar
CEO

Hong Kong

-

PCCW Global
Marc Halbfinger
CEO

Kuwait

-

Tawasul Telecom
Hani Al Shakhs
CEO

-

Tawasul Telecom
AbdulRahman Al-Essa
Carrier Relations Officer

-

Zain Group
Scott Gegenheimer
Group CEO

-

Viva Kuwait Telecom Company
Salman Al Badran
CEO

Pakistan

-

FAB
Shahzad Sami
Executive Director / Vice Chairman

-

PTCL
Walid Irshaid
President & CEO

Saudi Arabia

-

Saudi Telecom Company
Abdulaziz Al-Sugair
Chairman & MD

-

Saudi Telecom Company
Khaled H. Biyari
Senior Vice President Technology & Operations

-

Saudi Telecom Company
Fraser Curley
VP of Strategic Planning

-

Saudi Telecom Company
Omar Al Fayez
GCEO Assistant

-

Bravo
Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al-Ageel
CEO

-

Zain Saudi
Hassan Kabbani
CEO

Senegal

-

ARTP
Abou Abel Thiam
President

-

ARTP
Isaac Sissoko
Director of International Corporation

-

ARTP
Malick Yero KA
Advisor to Chairman

-

ARTP
Abdou Karim SALL
General Director/ CEO

-

ARTP
Cheikh Ahmed BA
Advisor

Sudan

-

Expresso Telecom
Tariq Rahamtalla
CEO

Turkey

-


Galip Zerey
Vice Chairman

-

Turk Telekom
Hakam Kanafani
Advisor Chairman

-

Turk Telekom
Mustafa Aykut
International Affairs’ and Policy Coordinator

UAE

-

Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Sheikh Nahyan Bin Moubarak
Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Social Development

-

Higher College of Technology
Mohammad Omran Al Shamsi
Chairman

-

TRA
Mohamed N. Al Ghanim
General Director

-

TRA
Majeed Al Mesmar
Deputy General Director

-

EITL
Deepak Padmanabhan
CEO

-

AreebaAreeba
Ayman Irshaid
Founder & CEO

-

Etisalat
Ahmed Bin Ali
Group SVP Corporate Communications

-

Etisalat
Jonathan Fiske
Policy & Legal Affairs

-

Teralight
Thomas Wilson
Founder & CEO

-

Etisalat
Daniel Ritz
CSO

-

Etisalat
Rob Middlehurst
Group Senior VP Regulatory Affairs

-

Etisalat
Hatem Bamatraf
CTO

-

Virgin Mobile - Friendi
Mikkel Vinter
Group CEO

-

DU
Osman sultan
CEO

-

DU
Farid Faraidooni
Chief Operations Officer

-

DU
Rashid Al Ahmedi
Director - External Affairs

-

DU
Fahad Al Hassawi
Chief Commercial Officer

-

DU
Jawad Shaikh
Executive Vice President - Digital Business

-

DU
Ahmed Mokhles
Executive Vice President Consumer Business

-

DU
Tariq Al Bahri
Vice President - Regulatory & External Affairs

-

Yahsat
Shawkat Ahmed
Country Manager

-

Yahsat
Samer Bazyan
CEO

-

Yahsat
Hamed Munther Odeh

-

GBI
Amr. A.Eid
Chief Commercial Officer

-

RIPE NCC
Chafic Chaya
Regional Communications Manager

-

BlackBerry
Ahmad Olaywan
Country Director

-

BlackBerry
Ali Khanafer
Director of Government Relations

-

Syniverse Technology
Nabil Baccouche
Vice President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa (MEA)

-

Syniverse Technology
Nour Al Atassi
Vice President Sales

-

Analysys Mason
Erik Almqvist
Partner - Global Head

-

AT Kearney
Marc Biosca
Vice President and Partner

-

AT Kearney
Laurent Viviez
Senior partner

-

Strategy&
Bahjat El Darwiche
Vice President

-

Strategy&
Amr Goussous
Principal

-

Devoteam
Osama Ghoul
Executive Vice - President

-

Deloitte & Touche
Santino Saguto
Partner, Consulting TMT Leader for Middle East

-

Deloitte & Touche
Allan Roenn
TMT Director – Consulting

-

Trace Media Inter.
Toni Eid
CEO

-

Princeton & CO
Andre Popov
Managing Partner

-

McKinsey & Company
Tarek Elmasry
Managing Director

-

McKinsey & Company
Sanjeev Kohli
Senior Partner

-

Accenture MEA
Milan Sallaba
Managing Director

-

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Charles Ding
Senior Vice President
Public Affairs and Communications for the Middle East, Africa and the United States

-

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Pan En
Vice President of Solution Sales& Marketing ,Middle East

-

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Ihab Ghattas
Assistant President of Middle East

-

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Shi Yaohong
Président of Middle East

-

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Russell Matthews
Director, UK Business Consulting

-

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Tony Wong
Head of FBB Business Consulting

-

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Ammar Tobba

-

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Amjad Al Arabi

-

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
James Wu

Bahrain

-

TRA Bahrain
Mohammed Al Amer
Chairman

-

Viva Bahrain
Andrew Hanna
Chief Commercial Officer

-

Batelco
Alan Whelan
Group CEO

-

Batelco Bahrain
Rashid Abdulla
CEO

France

-

Eutelsat
Ghassan Murat
Business Devolvement Director /p>

Iraq

-

Kalimat
Wilson Varghese
CEO

Italy

-

Telecom Italia
Elisabetta Ripa
Chief Executive Officer - Sparkle

-

Puntoit
Alessio Parolari
Vice-President

Jordan

-

Cullen Inter.
Sufian Shunnaq
International Consultant

-

Zain Levant Region
Ahmad Al Hanandeh
CEO

-

Umniah Mobile Company
Ihab Hinnawi
CEO

-

Orange JTG
Patrice Loze
Deputy CEO

Lebanon

-

SODETEL
Patrick Farajian
Chairman  & CEO

-

Ogero
Abdel-Menhem Youssef
CEO

Oman

-

TRA
Salim Hasan Al Shanfari
Senior Manager Ir Media & Consumer Affairs

-

TRA
Dr. Hamed Salim Al Rawahi

-

Omantel
Dr. Amer Rawas
CEO

-

Nawras
Greg Young
CEO

Palestine

-

Wataniya Mobile/ Palestine
Fayez Husseini
CEO

-

PALTEL
Abdulmajeed Melhem
General Manager

Poland

-

Orange
Maciej Witucki
CEO

Qatar

-

GBI
Ahmed Mekky
CEO

-

Ooredoo
Dr. Nasser Marafih
Group CEOOoredoo

-

Ooredoo
Lynn Dorward
Executive Director -Group Regulatory Affairs of Ooredoo Group

Ooredoo
Sh. Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani
CEO

-

Ooredoo
Samer Fares
Director, Regulatory Affairs

United Kingdom

-

Squire Sanders & Patton Boggs
Ann LaFrance
Coordinator European L.P.     

-

Charles Russell
Gareth Mills
Associate

-

BT Teleom
Wael El Kabbany

-

PWC
Rolf Meakin
Partner

International Organizations

-

ETNO

Luigi Gambardella
Executive Chairman

-

ITU

Hamadoun I. Toure
Secretary General

-

GSMA

John Giusti
Head of Public Policy

-

ITU

Houlin Zhao
Deputy Secretary General

-

FTTH

Dr. Suleiman Al Hedaithy
Chairman

   
H.H. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Moubarak
Minister of Culture Youth, and Community Development
United Arab Emirates
Speech (PDF)
   
Shiyahong
President of MiddelEast
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Speech (PDF)
   
   
Charles Ding
Senior Vice President,
Public Affairs and Communications for the Middle East, Africa and the United States
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
   
Charles Ding
Senior Vice President,
Public Affairs and Communications for the Middle East, Africa and the United States
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
   
   

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