Jordan Telecom Group (JTG) plays a prominent role in the information and communications technology sector. It’s fixed, mobile, internet, content and wholesale services constitute the real base for the kingdom's telecommunications renaissance and contribute to its integration with regional and world economies. In the biggest integration of its kind in the market, the JTG, in 2006, combined its four companies under one umbrella becoming the sole integrated operator in Jordan. In 2007, the Group adopted the Orange brand, the commercial brand of France Telecom Group, one of the world's leading telecommunications companies, for all its fixed, mobile, internet and content services marking another significant achievement in the ICT sector.
Mr. Jean François
Thomas, CEO of Jordan Telecom Group - Orange Jordan since October 2012, is a
graduate in Business Management and Information Technologies from Ecole
Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications - France. He also graduated in
Physics, Mathematics and Economics from Ecole Polytechnique.
He has over
25 years of experience in communications business and occupied marketing, sales,
business development, operations and management positions. He has held the
responsibilities of Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer at
Mauritius Telecom (February 2008 till September 2012). He served as Regional
Director (September 2006 - February 2008) at France Telecom, Orange Alsace,
Strasbourg, (2001 - 2005) Vice President Asia, France Telecom Long Distance,
Hong Kong. He also held several senior management positions from (1997 - 2001)
as President, France Telecom Japan, (1991 - 1996) as Director Marketing and
Development, France Telecom Worldwide Networks & Services and (1988 - 1992)
as Vice President, France Telecom Japan.
Mr. Thomas was elected VP of
the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan in 1998 and VP of the
European Business Community in Japan in 1999. He also held the position of Chief
Financial Officer of the French Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Mauritius
from 2010 - 2012 and previously was appointed as the French Government Counselor
for international trade. Mr. Thomas is a regular speaker at industry conferences
and contributor to industry publications.