Managing Partner, Glint Consulting
Tarek Aboualam carries over 22 years of ICT management experience with a track record of significant accomplishments in the European and Middle-Eastern Telecommunications markets. As co-founder of Glint Consulting, Tarek leverages on his expertise to offer management consulting and investment services that aim to build successful companies and aid them in maximizing their value. Tarek brings forth widely diversified experience with a clear vision and understanding of industry trends and business directions. His experience spreads throughout the Middle East and Europe as his career drove him from one leading telecommunications company to the next. Tarek served as Chairman and as member of the board of directors at many companies including: Telecom Egypt, Vodafone Egypt, Mobiserve, TE Data, Xceed, Soficom, Entag (Egypt); IOL(Italy);Tellas (Greece); Tirocon (UAE); TED-Jordan (Jordan). Before establishing Glint Consulting, Tarek played an integral role in leading mega-companies through turbulent times and safely securing their positions in the market with positive forecasts and sound financial performances. In 2012, Tarek led the turnaround of Egypt’s incumbent operator Telecom Egypt (TE) in a challenging environment acting as TE’s CEO & Managing Director after serving as the Senior VP for International & Wholesale. Between 2005 and 2008, Tarek actively contributed to the turnaround of the Italian integrated operator Wind Telecomunicazioni acting as the Planning and Business Intelligence Director of its Fixed Business Unit. After returning from Italy, Tarek joined Wind’s holding company Orascom Telecom as the Fixed & Broadband Development Director. Tarek co-founded and managed one of the first ISPs in the MENA region (Soficom Communications SAE). Tarek is a member of the Management Committee at the Egyptian Supreme Council for Culture. He holds a bachelor degree in Telecommunications engineering from Alexandria University.