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Ahmed Mekky

Chairman

Ahmed Mekky is a prominent figure of the ICT industry, enjoying more than 20 years of collective experience in the telecommunications and technology fields. His cognitive vision for the future and his relentless contributions to the industry positioned him as a central figure within this sector.

Building on his successful career and diversified experience, in 2008, Mekky co-founded GBI, the regions first-ever privately owned telecommunications service provider that operates its own neutral submarine cable connecting the MENA region to Europe, Africa and Asia. With unprecedented success under his 7-year-management, he collected a number of international awards, recognitions and global nominations, as well as occupying high-profile honorable positions.

Mekky continued his tireless pursuit of advancements within the industry, shifting his focus in 2016 on his next mega-project, Fiber Misr, with the vision of building the most successful and reliable ICT infrastructure provider adopting state-of-the-art technology solutions in the Middle East and Africa. Mekky has and continues to be an inspirational asset to the field, and hopes to put both Egypt and the MENA region on the global ranks of telecommunications and modern technology.

Osama Qadan

Managing Partner & CEO

Osama Qadan is the Managing Partner and Founder of Equinox International. Mr. Qadan founded Equinox in 2005.  He leads its strategic and business activities interacting with key clients in the region and technology vendors worldwide.

Prior to founding Equinox, Mr. Qadan spent three years at OPNET Technologies (USA), where he served as a Senior Director within the Consulting Services Division. There he led the development and management of several initiatives within the US and the international arenas.  Prior to that, Mr. Qadan held the position of Network Development Manager at Astrolink International (USA) and the position of Lead System Engineer in Intelsat (USA).

Mr. Qadan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology, a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, USA), and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA).[

Samer Haqoun

VP Sales & Business Development

Samer Haqoun is Equinox’s VP Sales & Business Development. Prior to joining Equinox, Mr. Haqoun was the Senior Engineer for STS, one of Jordan’s largest systems integrators, in Amman. Mr. Haqoun was responsible for managing pre-sale and project delivery activities for STS throughout the sectors they served in Jordan including banking, government, and telecom services providers.

Mr. Haqoun is a Certified Cisco Internetworking Engineer (CCIE), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan

Lee Haynes

VP Business Operations

Lee is an International business executive with more than 25 years’ experience, including more than 18 years as an expatriate. He completed his undergraduate studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. Throughout his career, Lee has focused on compliance and delivery.

The engagements range from managing operations, to conducting large-scale process & compliance audits, to delivering complex turnkey solutions in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. He has gained increased leadership responsibility in Fortune 500, regional and start-up settings with culturally diverse teams that were operating across multiple continents. Prior to be being appointed as Deputy CEO for Business Operations, Lee served as both Chief Operating Officer and Chief Delivery & PMO Officer for Equinox.

Mohamed El-Seoudie

Finance Sr Director

Mohamed El-Seoudie is the Finance Sr Director of Equinox. He has joined Equinox in 2014 . Mr. El-Seoudie is responsible for managing the company finance , Directed financial management functions including development of monthly/quarterly financial statements, financial forecasts & cash flow & budgets.

Before joining Equinox, Mr. El-Seoudie worked at major companies working in the IT field as a Financial Manager such as Silicon 21 & Almasa IT distribution & MCS. At that post, Mr. El-Seoudie was responsible for managing the financial issues of the company’s branches located in Egypt, and the Gulf region.

Mr. El-Seoudie has more than 23 years of experience in accounting, and finance.

Alaa Khairy Hassan

HR & Administration Director

Alaa Khairy Hassan is the HR & Administration Director of Equinox. He has joined Equinox in July 2014. Mr. Khairy is responsible for managing the company’s HR, Administration, Services and Employee Legal Relations.

Before joining Equinox, Mr. Khairy worked as HR & Administration Manager for major MNC & Local Organizations like GNA – Mercedes Benz (Automotive), Air Arabia (Aviation), Juhayna Group (FMCG), ENAP Sipetrol (Oil & Gas). At those posts, Mr. Khairy was responsible for managing the HR & Administration functions of the company’s branches located in Egypt & UAE.

Mr. Khairy has more than 20 years of experience in HR, Administration & Legal Affairs.

Mr. Khairy holds a Master’s Degree in Law from Cairo University, a Master’s of Business Administration from The Arab Academy for Banking & Financial Sciences in Cairo & HR Post Graduates Diploma from The American University in Cairo.

Mokhtar Ahmed

Service Delivery & PMO Director

Mokhtar Ahmed is the Service Delivery & PMO Director for Equinox with over 26 years’ experience.  Mokhtar started his career as a data communications engineer and continued to be a data network expert who led design, implementation, operation and support activities on large and complex projects across North Africa, Levant, and GCC regions.  At a later stage, Mokhtar shifted to project/program/service management of IT and MEP domains and successfully delivered large, complex projects including Saudi MOI DRC (2005), Saudi Telecom MPLS Network Project (2006-2007), Mobinil ATM to MPLS Network Migration (2008-2009), Rajhi Bank IPSEC Project , African Development Bank WAN Upgrade Project, and many other projects with other clients such as Tunisia Telecom, Vodafone Egypt, Telecom Egypt, and Algeria Telecom

Hossam Adel

Health & Safety Sr. Manager

Hossam Adel is the Health & Safety Sr. Manager of Equinox. He joined Equinox in September 2015. Mr. Adel is responsible for managing the company’s Health, Environmental & Quality Systems.

Prior to joining Equinox, Mr. Adel worked as the EHS Manager for major Organizations likeNewEra LLC, Tawasol Telecom, and Orascom Construction industries (OCI). He worked alsoas the H&S Trainer at CSEDC and the HSSE Field Supervisor at Egyptian Drilling Company (EDC).

Mr. Adel has more than 10 years of experience in implementing and applying the QHSE systemsand standards.

Mr. Adel holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Power Engineering from Helwan University, Project Management Professional, PMP® and NEBOSH International General Industries Certification (IGC).

Mona Hassan

Operations Director

Mona Hassan is the Operations Director for Equinox. She has joined the Equinox Management team in 2015. Mrs. Hassan is responsible for managing the company’s purchasing, logistics, warehousing, and fleet management teams and functions.Reporting to the CEO, she serves as a member of the Senior Management Team to ensure organizational effectiveness by providing leadership for the organization’s operational functions.

Prior to joining Equinox, Mrs. Hassan was the Technical Purchasing Supervisor at Orange Egypt.

Mrs. Hassan was responsible for managing the complete cycle of procurement and purchasing with top technology vendors for many years.
Mrs. Mona is a Certified International Supply Chain Manager “CISCM”, with more than 15 years of experience in the Supply Chain Business.

Adel Bishara

Technical director

Adel Bishara is Equinox Technical Director. He joined Equinox Management Team in 2012, contributing through leading, managing and mentoring the technical team in: designing and implementing various technology solution covering different market verticals with the development of team knowledge and hands on experience to achieve different technology best practice.

Mr. Bishara has more than 14 years of experience in IT Technical support , Sales and Management. Prior to joining Equinox, Mr. Bishara worked as Senior Presales Engineer at BMB Egypt and other major Multinationalcompanies as Customer Technical support in the IT Field.

Mr. Bishara has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science , in addition to other technical certifications from several IT vendors.

Hany Samir

Sales Director, Enterprise & Commercial Business Unit

Hany Samir is the Sales Director, Enterprise & Commercial Business Unit for the Enterprise & Commercial (E&C) Business unit. He joined the Equinox Management Team in 2014. He is responsible for managing the E&C sales team in different sectors such as manufacturing, retail/distribution, automotive, F&B and Oil & Gas. Mr. Samir is responsible for building up the business plans for the business unit in addition to the implementation of its go-to-market strategy.

Mr. Samir has more than 14 years of experience in IT Sales and Management. Prior to joining Equinox, Mr. Samir worked as the Global Business Partner Manager at IBM Egypt and other major companies as a Sales Manager in the IT Field.

Mr. Samir has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce & Business Administration, Sales Management Diploma from the American University in Cairo in addition to other certifications in Sales Management from several IT vendors.