Jawad Jalal Abbassi

Jawad Jalal Abbassi

Head of Middle East and North Africa (MENA), GSMA

Represents the interests of industry stakeholders across the Middle East.

Jawad’s role at GSMA includes engaging members (the mobile operators) in the strategic directions of the GSMA including strategies for 5G deployments, Internet of Things, Identity and AI. Before joining the GSMA as head of MENA in Oct 2015, Jawad managed the Arab Advisors Group. Jawad’s career experience includes working as a senior telecommunications and technology consultant with the Yankee Group in Boston – USA and a Senior Analyst with the communications research arm of the Economist Intelligence Unit in Boston. Jawad received his BSc in engineering from the American University in Cairo -Egypt in 1993 and received a scholarship for an MSc in information systems from the London School of Economics in 1998.


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