Fibre to The Home Council Middle East and North Africa is a non-profit organization with a mission to accelerate the FTTH adoption by all broadband stakeholders through information and promotion, in order to deploy the fiber-based, ultra-high-speed access networks to consumers and businesses. FTTH Council MENA started as the Middle East group within FTTH Council Europe in 2009 and was launched as FTTH Council MENA in January 2011. Its members consist of vendors, manufacturers, utilities, consultants, operators, academies, governments who are involved in Committees dedicated to developing and promoting FTTH in the fields of Market Development & Intelligence, Policy & regulation, Technology & Training. FTTH Council MENA is a member of FTTH Councils Global Alliance including sister councils Europe, North and Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa.
Christine Beylouni is the Director General of FTTH Council Middle East and North Africa since July 2011. She has more than12 years of experience in the ICT industry with continuous focus on the international business and regulatory issues.
With her international background Christine manages since 2010 the strategic regional and international affairs within organizations to grow their regional and global business.
She managed for many years the international business within the mobile sector in Lebanon where she concluded several partnerships with operators, companies and associations worldwide with regards to international connectivity coverage and general matters.
In addition to her management skills, she has fulfilled her professional background with special telecommunication courses from London Business School and other Canadian telecom institutions.
Mr. Faris Awartani Mr Faris Awartani is the founding board member and the Chairman of the FTTH Council MENA.
Mr Awartani has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunication industry and held many high level positions with regards to the Wireless telecommunications systems such as CEO of International telecommunications and Electronic corp (ITEC) in Palestine and he is currently the CEO of Moseco Group with operations in Saudi, Jordan, Palestine, Qatar, and the UAE.
Between 2001 and 2011 he grew his business portfolio by creating Bazy Trading and Contracting in Saudi, he also established many companies such as ESCO Jordan and ESCO Saudi as main dealer for Fastlink and Zain Jordan and Saudi, and concluded a Joint-Venture with Kathrein Germany and created Kathrein ME.
Between 1997 and 1999 he was member of the International Chamber of Commerce of Jordan where He participated in the liaising between the International Chamber of Commerce and the International Chamber of Commerce office in Jordan in order to create awareness for the local business community about the ICC objectives and regulations to be as the reference for any possible conflict abroad.
Since 1997 and till date Mr Awartani set the policy and acted as strategy guider where he was one of the main investors in participating and reviewing the executive management’s performance, policies and goals achievement as the Vice Chairman and Board member of several companies and financial institutions such as the Jordan Gulf Bank (Jordan), Al Jallaf General Trading(UAE), Al Salam Investments (Jordan), Falcon Investments (Jordan) and the Chairman of the Board of FTTH Council MENA.
Faris holds a BS of engineering management and operations research from SMU,Texas, USA.