People: Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding SAE (OTMT.CA)
Eng. Khalid Jalal Bichara is Non-Executive Member of the Board for Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding SAE. Previously, he served as the Company's Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board until June 11, 2012. He was Group President and Chief Operating Officer of VimpelCom Ltd. as well as Group Executive Chairman of Orascom Telecom Holding (OTH). He was appointed Chief Operating Officer of OTH in April 2009. He was previously COO of Wind Telecommunicazioni S.p.A. Wind. Eng. Bichara headed the fixed line and portal business unit at Wind from 2005 until he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the company. Prior to joining Wind, he was the cofounder, Chairman and CEO of LlNKdotNET LDN, the private Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the Middle East. In 2001, following negotiations, Microsoft chose to partner with LDN headed by Eng. Bichara to launch MSN Arabia, the Middle East-based global portal, bringing internet experience of MSN to users in the region. He currently serves as a board member of various telecom and IT companies, including. SUPERNAP International S.A, Joyent Inc., Chairman of the board of DADA S.p.A. as well as the chairman of the board of Italiaonline S.p.A. He is also a board member of Orascom Construction Limited, a company dually listed on NASDAQ Dubai and the Egyptian Stock Exchange. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Computer Science and Engineering Department of the American University in Cairo. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the American University in Cairo. He is an active member of the Software Community in the Middle East, a founding member of the Egyptian Software Association and the Internet Society of Egypt.
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