Connect Arab Summit 2012
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Biography of H.E. Basem Rousan

His Excellency Eng. Basem Rousan has a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering - Telecommunication which he received from Southern Methodist University Dallas in 1981. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Ain Shams University in Egypt in 1970.

Over the last 35 years, Eng. Rousan held a number of executive positions in the public (including military) and private sector including the CTO and deputy CEO of major telecom companies. His experience spans strategic and business planning and financial analysis. He was instrumental in shaping the regulatory environment in Jordan and has tremendous experience in interconnection.

Key Positions Held By His Excellency:

Minister of ICT 2011 – present
Minister of ICT 2006 – 2010
Deputy CEO of Jordan Mobile Telecommunications Services (FASTLINK)  2002 - 2006


Sound commercial and economic experience developed through executive work in multi billions operations in addition to vast experience in strategic planning, financial analysis, and business planning with distinguished ability to develop main performance indications related to revenue and profits, as well as sound knowledge in strategies and policies related to governmental regulations in the ICT sector.

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