TAREK ABOUALAM

Managing Partner, Glint Consulting

Bio

 

Mr. Aboualam is the founder of Tirocon JLT established in the UAE to offer management consulting services. Mr. Aboualam is also the CEO of Mobiserve Group offering Telecom Engineering services through its subsidiaries in 8 countries in MENA. Mr. Aboualam carries 20 years of Telecom management experience with a track record of significant accomplishments in the European and Middle-Eastern Telecommunications markets. Prior to establishing Tirocon JLT in 2012, Mr. Aboualam led the turnaround of Telecom Egypt in a challenging environment acting as TE’s International & Wholesale Senior VP first and then he got promoted to become TE’s CEO & Managing Director. As TE’s CEO, and following a turbulent year in 2011, Mr Aboualam has succeeded in leading the company’s 50 thousand employees to achieving a very positive start to 2012, with sound financial performance which beat market expectations, and good progress against t he company’s strategic objectives. The strict and quick implementation of the cost management program as well as the salaries and organization restructuring initiatives enabled TE to increase its margins and to have a stable work environment. Before joining Telecom Egypt, he acted as the Fixed & Broadband Development Director of Orascom Telecom Holding (OTH) where he was responsible for developing and monitoring the group commercial activities in the Fixed and Broadband Consumer segment as well as the integrated Fixed & Mobile Enterprise segment. Between 2005 and 2008, he actively contributed to the turnaround of the Italian integrated operatorWind Telecomunicazioni acting as the Planning and Business Intelligence Director of its Fixed Business Unit and after as the Program Management Director of the company. Starting 2001 till 2005, he played a leading role in the successful launch of Telecom Egypt’s data subsidiary (TE Data), the largest broadband provi der in Egypt operating also in Jordan. From 1995 till 2000, Mr. Aboualam co-founded and managed one of the first ISPs in the MENA region (Soficom Communications SAE) acquired at a later stage by the Bahraini operator Batelco. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of many telecom companies including: Telecom Egypt, Vodafone Egypt, Mobiserve, TE Data, Xceed, First Service, Soficom, Entag, Gyrolabs (Egypt); Tellas(Greece); Tirocon (UAE); TED-Jordan(Jordan) ; Mobiserve Pakistan (Pakistan); Mobiserve Bangladesh (Bangladesh). Mr. Aboualam holds a bachelor degree in Telecommunications engineering from Alexandria University.