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Dr. H. Hiasat

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Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Dr. H. Hiasat, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC), Jordan

Dr. Ahmad Hiasat has been Chairman and CEO of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, Jordan (TRC) since his appointment on 19 March 2006. He is a staunch advocate of TRC’s vision to create an advanced environment for ICT and Postal services in Jordan, which is efficient, competitive and provides access to all beneficiaries. Dr. Hiasat supports transparency and impartiality in dealings with all stakeholders and believes that these are essential qualities found in all of the TRC’s activities.  Prior to heading-up the TRC, Dr. Hiasat held the position of Dean of the King Abdullah II School of Electrical Engineering - Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT). Dr. Hiasat joined PSUT in 1996, where his early work was as a faculty member in the Engineering school, being involved in teaching and research in topics related to new technologies. In addition, he worked as Part-Time Technology-Consultant to the Minister/Ministry of Education of Jordan for the "Education Reform for Knowledge Economy" (ERfKE) project (2000-2005), where he worked with many international agencies and technology companies on the strategic planning and implementation of the ERfKE project.  Dr. Hiasat progressed in academic standing, and currently holds the rank of “Full Professor”. His work has been widely published and he has authored or co-authored over 30 papers in the ICT field. These papers have been published in prestigious international scientific journals such as IEEE Transactions & IEE Proceedings. Furthermore, he has played an active role in several specialized international conferences, seminars and workshops on ICT related issues.  Ahmad Hiasat started his career as a senior communications/ computer engineer with the Royal Jordanian Air Force from 1985 to 1993.  He was awarded the "Abdel Hameed Showman Award" for Young Arab Researchers in Engineering Sciences in the Arab World in 1999, the "Oakland University Certificate of Merit" Rochester, MI, USA in 1995, and the "King Hussein Award" for Outstanding Academic Achievements in 1984.  Dr. Hiasat holds a Ph. D. in Systems Engineering from Oakland University, Rochester, MI, USA; an M. Sc. in Communications Engineering; and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Jordan.

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