Marc Halbfinger
CEO, PCCW Global Limited

Ahmad Farroukh
CEO, Mobily KSA

Jay Srage
President, Qualcomm International,
Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe

Husein Rifai

Gary Heffernan
Senior Managing Director,
Accenture’s Communication,
Media and Technology in EALA.

Hatem Bamatraf
CTO, Etisalat International

Youssef Abu Mutawe
COO, Zain Jordan

Ian Pattison
International CTO, Mitel Mobility


Chris White, president of NEC Labs America, had an in-depth discussion with Telecom Review North America to shed a light on the strategic value and advantage of NEC’s industrial arm over traditional corporate R&D, and how industrial research contributes in pursuing innovative solutions to real-world problems.

Danah AlJasem, Corporate Communications GM, stc Kuwait, presented in an exclusive interview for Telecom Review, the context of Kuwait Vision 2035, and how stc Kuwait is empowering businesses and SMEs through service. She also tackled the topic of how to encourage women in the ICT field.

In an exclusive interview, Abdullah Al Naamani, director of digital and innovation at Ooredoo Oman, stated the benefits of customers and users in driving digital transformation in Oman, the ICT trends and advantages, as well as the highlights of 2022 at the company.

During the 16th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit, Cristina Crucini, marketing director, EXA Infrastructure, shared the company’s outlook for 2023, trends that will impact their commercial growth and development and their plans on how to remain a market leader.

Summit Sessions

Toni Eid, CEO of Trace Media International and founder of Telecom Review Group delivered the welcome note to inaugurate the 16th edition of Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit.

H.E. Mohammad Al Ramsi, deputy director general for the telecommunications sector, TDRA, delivered the opening keynote during the 16th edition of Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit.

An interesting fireside discussion between Masood M. Sharif Mahmood, CEO, Etisalat by e&, and Jawad Abbassi, head of MENA Region, GSMA.

The pioneering panel of day one gathered executives from Netcracker, Vodafone Oman, stc Kuwait, ITU, Nokia and Safaricom Ethiopia with EY as moderator.

Saleem Alblooshi, CTO, du, delivered a keynote address to the audience at Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit 2022, tackling typical areas of focus for a telco CTO.

Andrew Feinberg, founder, chairman and CEO of Netcracker Technology and BostonGene brought to the audience the essence of personalizing offerings.

Nokia’s Head of Ecosystem and Trend Scouting, Leslie Shannon, shed light on one of the hottest tech trends of today — metaverse — and how 5G works alongside it.

EY Global Partner Fuad Siddiqui delivered his keynote and explored the big shifts inn the human industrial augmentation era and how 6G enables value creation in the next decade.