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I was born in Boulogne Billancourt (France), October 5th 1976. It was the beginning of the civil war in Lebanon. I came back to Lebanon and lived there until the end of my high school. I have the Lebanese and French nationalities.

I studied in Lebanon more than 10 years in the Collège Louise Wegmann. After I had my French Baccalaureate, I went to Paris and spent two years at Lycée Privé Sainte Geneviève.

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These two years at Sainte Geneviève, in Versailles, prepared me to high and competetive French Engineering Schools. After that, I completed 3 years at ENSEA, a Graduate School in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, in Paris, where I specialised myself in Networks and Telecommunications. In 2000-2001, I completed a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, in Atlanta (USA). I spent my first semester in its European platform, Georgia Tech Lorraine (GTL), in France.

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Following my graduation in the USA, I came back to France. I joined, in September 2001, the European Communications Research Lab (ECRL) of Motorola, near Paris. As a Senior Research Engineer, I addressed the architectures of Beyond 3G mobile telecommunications systems, focusing on the light integration of heterogeneous networks. From January 2004 to April 2006, I was the Technical Manager of the End-to-End Reconfigurability (E2R) Project, a European research project coordinated by Motorola.

In June 2006, I joined T-Mobile International as a International Project Manager in the Mobile Messaging area in Vienna (Austria) and spent a year and half there. I invite you to visit my blog with a lot of information for expats moving to Vienna or living there @ http://www.viennaexpats.com. In November 2007, I relocated to T-Mobile's Headquarters in Bonn (Germany) and joined the Project Management division as a Senior International Project Manager at start then as an International Program Manager in January 2009.

In November 2009, I joined the "International Businesses" (IBU) division of Deutsche Telekom as a Senior International Partnership Development Manager. From August 2011 to October 2012, I was the Head of Project Development, responsible for product innovation across IBU, ensuring the delivery of new products & propositions within the "Business Development & Innovation Scouting" team. From November 2012 to March 2016, I was Vice President of the Business Development & Innovation (BDI) unit, having the P&L responsibility for the development & sales of enabling services to content & OTT players in the B2B and Wholesale markets. Since April 2016, I've joined Apple in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile, from 2008 to 2010, I completed the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA program jointly offered by Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University (USA) and the WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany).

Beside all that, I always grasp the opportunity to meet new cultures and discover new countries. I invite you to go through my website and discover my Lebanon Guide (www.LebGuide.com) and the Photo Album with more than 6000 photos of all around the world...


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