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Roland Montagne - Idate

Roland Montagne - Idate

Roland joined IDATE in 1998 and he is now Principle Analyst. He is responsible of IDATE activities covering FTTx fields. Mr Montagne has carried out several studies dealing with European Broadband roll out as annual Surveys on Access for the DGInfSo.

Stefan Stanislawski - Ventura Team

Stefan Stanislawski - Ventura Team

Stefan has an unusual and wide-ranging background combining telecom strategy consulting, telecom finance and also being a start-up entrepreneur in broadband (thrice – two in fibre, one in wireless).  As a result, he has a wide perspective of the industry, of its economics and also a wide range of contacts in the operational, financial, regulatory and technical communities. 

Christine Beylouni - FTTH Council MENA

Christine Beylouni - FTTH Council MENA

Christine Beylouni is the Director General of FTTH Council Middle East and North Africa since 2011 and President of the FTTH Councils Global Alliance for 2015. She helped, since July 2011, increasing the strategic evolution, the member’s platform and the council’s portfolio in terms of technology, international relations and regulation in the MENA region and globally. In addition she contributed in the four committees’ development and deliverables especially training and related reporting.

Fatima Saleh - Etisalat

Fatima Saleh - Etisalat

Ms. Fatima Mohd. Saleh is the Vice president of Fixed Access Network department of Etisalat which is responsible for the FTTH deployment, Fibre To The Mobile sites and Legacy offloading within the entire UAE. The task managed by Ms. Fatima covers the scope of providing Fibre access infrastructure to 1.9 million strong residential and business tenancies, transport network connecting all switches and Fiber backbone of mobile sites. Further, replacing the aging legacy network with Fibre based IP platform is a major task assigned to Ms. Fatima.

Gamal Hegazi - FTTH Council MENA

Gamal Hegazi - FTTH Council MENA

Gamal Hegazi is the founding board member of  the FTTH Council MENA. Gamal is a Solution architect with Alcatel-lucent Solutions & Marketing with responsibilities ranging from network design & architecture, business development, Solution marketing for the Africa & middle east region focusing on IP transformation, Ultra speed broadband and new innovative service introduction. A veteran of the ICT industry for the last 15 years, he holds a Master degree in Telecoms & information systems from  University of Essex  UK and BSc of Electronics from  Cairo university. He has also worked with the Egyptian Cabinet information and decision support Center (IDSC) participating in the introduction of Internet service to Egypt with technical responsibilities ranging from planning to implementation of the ISP setup of the IDSC.

Jan Schindler - FTTH Council MENA

Jan Schindler - FTTH Council MENA

Jan Schindler is Global Market Intelligence Manager at Prysmian Group – the world’s leading cable manufacturing company in the energy and telecom cable systems industry.

Juan Colina - Corning

Juan Colina - Corning

Juan C. Colina joined Corning Optical Communications in 2007 as a FTTH Application Engineer. On September 2008, he led the positioning and promotion of the Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) System designed for FTTH networks. In 2011, Juan moved to lead the FTTH program for a large global operator. On January 2013, he became Responsible for Strategic initiatives. Juan is now Regional Director, Middle East, at Corning.

Dr Suleiman Al-Hedaithy - FTTH Council MENA

Dr Suleiman Al-Hedaithy - FTTH Council MENA

Dr. Suleiman Al Hedaithy is the Treasurer and board member of the FTTH Council, Middle East & North Africa. 2014 to 2015 he was the Chairman. He is also the president of Middle East Fiber Cable Manufacturing Co. (MEFC) located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia since 2006.

Dr Safa Nassereldin - FTTH Council MENA

Dr Safa Nassereldin - FTTH Council MENA

Dr. Safa Nassereldin is the Chairwoman and board member of the FTTH Council MENA since January 2016, representing Moseco Group whose operations are in Saudi, Jordan, Palestine, Qatar, and the UAE.