Ahmed Mekky (CEO)

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Ahmed Mekky CEO & Board Member - Gulf Bridge International.

Ahmed Mekky (Arabic: احمد مكي) was the Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Bridge International (GBI) from 2008 till 2016.[1] He stayed as a director in GBI board till 2018

As CEO, Ahmed has led the construction of the first privately owned and independently operated submarine cable in the Gulf region, with onward connectivity to Europe, Africa and Asia.[2] Ahmed has over 18 years experience in the telecom sector across the MENA region. He has a well established network of senior business relationships with the major communications companies in the region, and prior to founding Gulf Bridge International, worked with numerous companies across the region on projects encompassing both telecoms infrastructure and satellite communications.[3]

Education[edit]

Ahmed was awarded a B.Sc. in Communications and Electronics Engineering from the Cairo University. In addition, he has a Pre-Master in Computer Engineering from Cairo University and a M.Sc. in ITI from the University of Nottingham.[4]

Gulf Bridge International[edit]

Ahmed Mekky is the Chief Executive Officer, co-founder and board member of Gulf Bridge International (GBI). GBI is the Middle East's first privately owned, carrier neutral, regional cable operator. Deploying the latest fiber optic technology,[5] GBI has a comprehensive cable system connecting all the gulf countries together and providing onwards connectivity to Europe, Africa and Asia.

Prior to founding GBI, Ahmed worked on projects encompassing both telecom's infrastructure and satellite communications. Ahmed has taken a leading role on a broad range of business opportunities including the acquisition of an existing telecom operator, investing in telecom ventures in Europe, investing in GSM licenses in Africa and acquiring a license for a country's international gateway for voice and data.[6] [7] [8] [9]

Appointments[edit]

  • September 2013 – Global Telecoms Business includes Ahmed Mekky in the 2013 Global Telecoms Business Power 100 list [10]
  • November 2012 – Pacific Telecommunications Council elects Ahmed Mekky as the first Middle Eastern CEO to their Board of Governors for a three year term [11]
  • October 2012 – Global Telecoms Business includes Ahmed Mekky in the 2012 Global Telecoms Business Power 100 list [12]
  • September 2012 - Appointed as Board Member of The Egyptian Information Technology Industry Development Agency, ITIDA, which is the executive IT arm of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology [13]
  • March 2012 – Pacific Telecommunications Council appoints Ahmed Mekky as the first Middle Eastern CEO to their Board of Governors [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gulf Bridge International Leadership Team". Gulf Bridge International. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2011.
  2. ^ Hancock, Stephanie (6 June 2011). "Superfast broadband may help make Qatar new tech hub". BBC Business News. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Gulf Bridge International Leadership Team". Gulf Bridge International. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Ahmed Mekky: Executive Profile & Biography - BusinessWeek". BloomBerg BusinessWeek. 6 June 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Gulf Bridge International achieves industry-wide milestone by offering 100G on its wholly-owned undersea cable across Gulf". AMEinfo. 24 August 2011. Archived from the original on 12 October 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
  6. ^ "Ahmed Mekky". Linkedin. 1 August 2010. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
  7. ^ "Gulf Bridge International Leadership team". Gulf Bridge International. 1 October 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
  8. ^ Hancock, Stephanie (6 June 2011). "Superfast broadband may help make Qatar new tech hub". BBC Business News. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011.
  9. ^ Mansour, Ahmed (7 March 2012). "'Without Limits' - Exclusive with Ahmed Mekky". Al Jazeera News. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Global Telecoms Business Power 100". Global Telecoms Business. 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  11. ^ "Pacific Telecommunications Council Elects Ahmed Mekky, CEO of GBI, to Board of Governors". South Asia Middle East North Africa (SAMENA) Telecommunications Council. 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  12. ^ "Global Telecoms Business Power 100". Global Telecoms Business. 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
  13. ^ "ITIDA 'Biographies'". Egyptian Information Technology Industry Development Agency. 2012. Archived from the original on 28 October 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  14. ^ "Pacific Telecommunications Council appoints Ahmed Mekky, CEO of Gulfbridge International, to Board of Governors". Pacific Telecommunications Council. 2012. Archived from the original on 15 August 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  15. ^ "SAMENA Telecoms Committee renews emphasis on ICT to drive region's development". Teletimes International. 2012. Archived from the original on 3 February 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2012.

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