Gulf Bridge International (GBI) is the Middle East’s first privately owned submarine cable system linking Gulf countries on a self healing ring to each other and onwards to the rest of the world. It is deploying state of the art submarine technology which will provide the region with greatly enhanced connectivity. GBI was established in December 2008 to address a market opportunity. The opportunity was to deploy and manage a subsea cable system that connects the Gulf countries together and provides onward connectivity to the rest of the world. GBI is the first operator in the region to offer true 100G connectivity on parts of its undersea cable network.
Ahmed Mekky is the Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Bridge International.
Additionally he is co-founder and Director of Gulf Bridge International. As CEO, Ahmed has led to build the first ever privately owned and independently operated submarine cable in the Gulf region, with onward connectivity to Europe, Africa and Asia. Ahmed has over 18 years’ experience in the telecom sector across the MENA region. He has a well-established network of senior business relationships with the major communications companies in the region, and prior to founding Gulf Bridge International, worked with numerous companies across the region on projects encompassing both telecoms infrastructure and satellite communications.