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Arab States Preparatory Meeting, Cairo, Egypt, 28 April – 1 May 2012
 
Biographies
 
   
abadawi.jpgAmr Badawi, Executive President of the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) Egypt

Dr. Amr Badawi is currently the Executive President of the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA). 
Before that he served as Senior Advisor to the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, where he handled the development of the Telecom Sector. He was involved in the policy development and in providing support to all the telecom entities such as the ISPs, vendors, etc…
Dr. Badawi joined MCIT after a nine-year tenure with GTE & General Dynamics. There, he acted as Program Manager and in several other technical positions in support of the Telecom Sector Support and the ICT programs in Egypt.
Prior to his tenure at GTE he founded Telecomp International in Egypt in 1990.
He also taught at Cairo University and was a Telecom consultant for several government and private entities from 1987 - 1995.
Dr Badawi worked as a development and systems engineer at Aydin Systems, California from 1984 to 1987.
Dr. Badawi holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, California and obtained both his M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Electronics Engineering from Cairo University.
sguinena.jpgSherif Guinena, Technical and Regulatory Affairs, NTRA, Egypt​
Sherif Guinena Ph.D., Advisor to the Executive President of “National Telecom Regulatory Authority of Egypt” (NTRA) and acted previously as Executive Vice President of NTRA. Before joining NTRA, Guinena worked as an R&D engineer at the “Technical Research Department of Egypt” for more than 32 years.
Guinena is the Vice Chairman of ITU-T Study-Group 2 and Chairman of its Regional Group in the Arab Region for two study periods, and Chairmen of the “Permanent Arab Standardization Team”. He represented Egypt in many ITU high level meetings as HoD or Deputy-HoD including WTSA, WTDC, PP, TSAG, Council and others.
Currently, Guinena is Vice Chairman of the CWG-WCIT for the African countries.
Richard Hill, Counsellor, ITU-T SG2 and SG3, and CWG-WCIT

Richard is currently Counsellor for Study Groups 2 and 3 at the International Telecommunications Union, that is technical secretary for the ITU groups dealing with operational aspects of service provision, networks and performance, including numbering issues (for example, assignment of international country codes) and charging and accounting matters.

Prior to joining ITU, Richard was Department Head, IT Infrastructure Delivery and Support, at Orange Communications (a GSM operator), responsible for delivering and maintaining the real-time, fail-safe computing infrastructure for the company to support over 300 online agents and related applications such as billing.  Richard was responsible for IT Operations, IT Help Desk (support for 1500 PCs), IT Security, Network, Unix, NT, Oracle DB, Tuxedo, Telephony, and Internet and Intranet services.

He previously was the IT Manager at the University of Geneva, responsible for the network, central systems, over 6000 work-stations and PCs, user support, administrative applications, library infrastructure, and audio-visual services.
Prior to that, he worked at Hewlett-Packard's European Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.  At HP, he had been responsible for world-wide mobile communication strategies and plans; for delivering GSM services throughout Europe; for specifying, procuring, and deploying voice and electronic mail services in Europe; for developing and implementing HP's EDI program in Europe; for operating the IT center supporting operations in the Middle East and Africa; and for providing economic and sales forecasts to HP top management.

From September 1991 to June 1993, Richard was the Western European Rapporteur for EDIFACT, responsible for the organization of the EDI standardization efforts in Europe and for liaisons with other regions working on EDIFACT.  He is past chair of EDIFICE, the European Electronics Industry Forum for EDI, and was editor of X.435, the Pedi protocol for EDI and X.400.

Prior to joining HP, he worked as a Research Statistician for the A.C. Nielsen company in Europe, a large marketing research company, and as a systems designer and consultant for a small software company specializing Boston, Mass. that specialized in applications for managing financial portfolios.  Prior to that, Richard was Systems Programmer and later Applications Development Manager for econometrics systems developed at M.I.T. and N.B.E.R. (TROLL project).  Richard has taught numerous courses and seminars as part of his work and at universities in the US and Europe.
Richard is a member of the American Arbitration Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association for Computing Machinery, Society for Computers and Law, and the Swiss Arbitration Association.
Richard holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from Harvard University and a B.S. in Mathematics from M.I.T.  Prior to his studies in the U.S.A., he obtained the Maturita' from the Liceo Scientifico A. Righi in Rome, Italy.

He has published papers on mediation, arbitration, and computer-related intellectual property issues and the standard reference book to X.435.
HIbrahim.jpgHisham Ibrahim, IPv6 Program Manager, AfriNic: Technical community's perspective

​Hisham is AfriNIC’s IPv6 Program Manager. He joined AfriNIC in 2010 from the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), where he served since 2005, most recently as the NOC Team Leader.  Hisham is also one of the founding members of the Egyptian IPv6 Task Force, and served as technical head of the IPv6TF labs and test beds since 2005 till 2010. Hisham has a masters degree in Electronics and Communications as well as a MBA in marketing.
jamoussi.jpgBilel Jamoussi (Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU)
Dr. Bilel Jamoussi is Chief of the Study Groups Department at the International Telecommunication Union Standardization Bureau in Geneva Switzerland since January 2010. He leads the ITU-T Standards Development Staff.
 
Before joining ITU, Bilel worked for Nortel for 15 years in Canada and then in the United States where he held several leadership positions including Strategic Standards, Advanced Technology, University Research, Software Development for routing/switching platforms, and Data Network Engineering of major international customer networks.
 
As Director of the Strategic Standards organization within the office of the Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Bilel provided strategic technology direction and leadership for Nortel’s involvement in more than 90 standards development organizations, forums and consortia. He also contributed to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) one laptop per child (OLPC) initiative. Bilel is an IEEE Senior Member. He was elected to the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Board of Governors (BOG) and the IEEE-SA Corporate Advisory Group (CAG). He served on the IEEE Standards Education Committee, the IEEE-SA Nominations and Appointments Committee, the IEEE-SA BOG International ad hoc, and the Technical Liaison from IEEE-SA to ITU-T and ITU-D.
 
Bilel participated in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and authored a number of Request for Comments (RFCs).
He has 22 granted and filed US patents in diverse areas: packet, optical, wireless, and quality of service.
 
Bilel received a BS. ’89, MS. ’92, and PhD ’95 degrees in Computer Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, USA.
dkabeel.jpgDina Kabeel, Head of International Relations Department, NTRA, Egypt

​Ms. Kabeel is currently the Head of International Relations Department in NTRA for the last 2 years, she has 16 years of experience in diversified fields as she worked as a deputy Consultancy Upgrading Director in the EU funded Private Sector Development Program (PSDP) followed by a number of consultancy projects in the area of Organizational Development and HRD. She has worked in the Industrial Modernization Centre heading various sectors Textile, Food and Chain Supply Services providing the Private sector with the technical assistance, she also worked a the EU Twinning Program as Project Manager managing a lot of twining projects covering various governmental institutions.
pmaloor.jpgPreetam Maloor, ITU General Secretariat

​Preetam Maloor is a Strategy Analyst in the Corporate Strategy Division of the ITU General Secretariat and an expert on international Internet-related public policy matters. He holds Masters degrees in Computer Science from Texas A&M University, College Station, and in Engineering and Public Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park. He has a Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Mumbai.
vraval.jpgVikram Raval, Roaming Regulation, Public Policy, GSMA
Vikram is a communications regulatory specialist, with a focus on a range of international telecoms regulatory matters.  Vikram is currently Roaming Manager in the International Team, Government and Regulatory Affairs, GSM Association.  The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem.  Vikram’s International Mobile Roaming focus is Africa, Arab States and India.
 
Vikram has worked across a range of telecoms communications sectors - fixed , mobile, business and consumer.
 
Career: Eircom – international expansion outside of Ireland commercial and regulatory, NTL (now Virgin) consumer internet, telephony and tv; Orange – Mobile commerce (mobile payment, location services, child protection, data protection) and security regulation;  Verizon Business – Head of Regulation for UK and Ireland covering business regulatory requirements, competition complaints and EU export regulation for all software and hardware; Lebara Group - Head of Regulation for EU and Australia consumer mobile, and now with GSMA.
Education: Economics and Legal Degree BA (Hons), Post Graduate - London College of Law.
twilson.jpgThomas Wilson, Director and Member of Executive Committee (SAMENA): SAMENA Council Perspectives on ITRs

​Thomas (Tom) Wilson is the CEO, Founder and Executive Managing Director for SAMENA Telecommunications Council, based in Dubai, UAE.
Mr. Wilson has served as an Organizational and Strategic Development consultant to the Telecommunications industry, since 1981. The majority of his experience has been in an entrepreneurial role, establishing, and operating service provider companies, specifically targeting multiple disciplines within the international marketplace. Mr. Wilson has been in the Telecommunications Industry over twenty nine years.
Mr. Wilson has authored four industry books, which were typically reference and resource guides. These books were written on the Prepaid Telecommunications Industry and also on Alternative Revenue Channel delivery methods in Telecom. He has been published multiple times in leading industry trade journals. He is a member of ISOC (Internet Society Organization), as well as various other industry or professional associations.