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Pacific Telecommunications Council Elects Ahmed Mekky, CEO of GBI, to Board of Governors

Pacific Telecommunications Council  Elects Ahmed Mekky, CEO of GBI, to Board of Governors

The Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) announced today the election of Ahmed Mekky, Board Member and Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Bridge International (GBI), an international private fiber optic cable company, to its Board of Governors. The three year term highlights the growing relevance of Middle East connectivity in the Pacific market.

“I am honored to have the trust of those industry leaders who elected me to the PTC Board of Governors,” commented Mr. Mekky.  “I will continue to strive towards a stronger and constructive dialogue between the telecoms industry in the Middle East and the rest of the countries that are represented by the PTC. The Middle East is one of Asia’s fastest growing telecoms market, as well as a key route for communications from east to west.”

PTC is a leading organization promoting the advancement and commercial use of information and communication technologies, services, policies and knowledge to benefit its global members and countries of the Asia Pacific. Mr. Mekky serves on the Board as the first CEO of a company from the Middle East, representing GBI’s interests and presence in the Asia Pacific region.  He is accompanied on the board by senior executives from the world’s leading companies.

As CEO of GBI, Mr. Mekky has built up an extensive network of contacts with leaders and senior decision makers within telecom operators, regulators and Government leaders across the Middle East region. He will utilize these contacts and relationships to raise awareness of the PTC in the region and stimulate greater participation.

Outside of GBI, Mr. Mekky plays an active role in the global telecoms industry. He is the co-chair of the SAMENA Subsea Working Group, and  was recently listed amongst Global Telecoms Business’ power 100.

In Egypt, Mr. Mekky was recently appointed to the board of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency, ITIDA, which is the executive IT arm of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, MCIT.
 

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