Dr. Ayman Elnashar, PhD

United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates

Hold B.Sc., M.Sc., and PhD degrees in Telecommunications engineering. Innovative professional with 20+ years of experience and leadership positions in ICT industry. Proven track record and ability to manage start-up ICT service providers including planning, deployment, and operation (outsource/insource models). Have been part of three major start-up Mobile/Fixed/ICT operators (Orange/Egypt, Mobily/KSA, and du/UAE). Held key leadership positions and he is currently VP of Infrastructure Planning -ICT and Cloud at EITC (du); leading the company transformation to converged ICT infrastructure for network, IT and ICT solutions. Expert in mobile and fixed networks (2G/3G/4G/5G/WiFi) and cutting-edge ICT infrastructure including evolution strategy, roadmap, evaluation, and introduction of new technologies. Managed end-to-end delivery of several large-scale and mega Network, ICT and transformation programs with more than $2B budgets including network start-up, network/infrastructure expansion, cloudification/virtualization, and swap-out projects. Sound experience in digital transformation including IoT/M2M platforms and verticals, smart city, data analytics and innovative ICT solutions. Highly skilled in managing multiple, complex and large-scale ICT strategic programs, major ICT transformation and network/infrastructure modernization and reengineering. Highly adept at vendor management, CAPEX/OPEX/TCO optimization, and contracts/budget management thanks to strong negotiation skills and high level of commercial/ business acumen. Vast experience in network and IT economics, building/validating business cases, and how to drive the greatest value from ICT infrastructure. Highly skilled in RFPs, procurement tactics, network sourcing, and commercial negotiation. Sound hands-on technical expert and speaker/author with strong publication record of more than 30 papers and three ICT books ( He is the founder of UAE 5G Innovation Gate (

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