[menog] FW: Baher Esmat Appointed Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) Regional Office
Ahmad S Alsadeh
asadeh at birzeit.edu
Wed Aug 19 21:15:31 UTC 2020
Congratulations to Baher Esmat! Wishing him a continued success in his new role.
All the best,
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Subject: [menog] FW: Baher Esmat Appointed Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) Regional Office
Friends and Colleagues,
For those who know my colleague Baher Esmat, he has been appointed as Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) Regional Office; AKA the ICANN Istanbul Office. Baher is taking on this responsibility in addition to his role as Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East.
Please join me in congratulating Baher (offlist, please) on his additional role.
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 7:51 PM
Subject: ICANN News Alert -- Baher Esmat Appointed Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) Regional Office
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18 August 2020
ISTANBUL – 17 AUGUST 2020 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that Baher Esmat has been appointed Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) office in Istanbul, Turkey. He is replacing Nick Tomasso who has served as Managing Director for MEA since 2017 in addition to his role as Vice President, Global Meeting Operations, in which he will continue to serve. Esmat is taking on this responsibility in addition to his role as Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East, which he has held since 2012. Esmat will continue to report to Sally Costerton, Senior Advisor to President & Senior Vice President, Global Stakeholder Engagement.
Esmat joined ICANN in 2006 as Regional Manager, Global Partnerships, Middle East. During his 14-year tenure at ICANN org, he has led the organization's engagement efforts in the Middle East and overseen the development of regional engagement plans.
In his new role, Esmat will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the regional office in Istanbul. He will work with its functional teams to facilitate engagement and outreach activities in the region and ensure that the office serves the MEA region needs in alignment with ICANN's 2021-2025 strategic plan.
Prior to joining ICANN, Esmat worked in public and private organizations, and led efforts to advance telecommunication infrastructure and Internet services in Egypt and the Middle East. He began his career as a network engineer and contributed to the introduction of the Internet in Egypt in the 1990s. He also worked for Newbridge Networks and was part of its regional pre-sales team developing technical solutions for telecom operators and ISPs across the Middle East. He later joined the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Egypt and led the planning of key national infrastructure projects and Internet Governance related work. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Cairo University, and a Master's degree in Computer Science from the American University in Cairo.
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