2017 Forum programme

Atef Helmy
 Atef Helmy

Senior Advisor to the Board
Orange Middle East and Africa
Egypt

Biography
With more than 40 years of solid experience in Business and in communications and information technology, Eng. Helmy lead numerousexecutive management positions in two of the top Fortune 100 multinationals; namely NCR/ AT&T and Oracle in the United States of America, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Also, He has contributed to the development of the societies in Egypt and MEA through chairing the Chamber of Communications and Information Technology, a member of the American Chamber of commerce and numerous positions as aBoard Member and Board of Trustees in many organizations, institutions, academic and research centers and NGOs In January 2013, Eng. Ate Helmy assumed responsibility as Egypt's Minister of Communications and Information Technology, where he chaired theBoards of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA), the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), and the National Telecommunication Institute (NTI). He also chaired the Board of Trustees of the Information Technology Institute (ITI), the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC), and oversaw the institutional development of Egypt Post. Eng. Helmy was responsible for Egypt's transformation into the global digital economy, as envisioned in the National ICT Strategy 2013-2020. In Recognition of his efforts, professionalism and leadership, Eng. Helmy has chaired the World Summit for Information Societies (WSIS +10) high-level event in Geneva in June 2014, and was awarded the Golden Medallion from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for his active role.