Management Team

Dr. Samer Taha

Chief Executive Officer

 Dr. Taha is managing the overall company’s strategy and business operations regional wise. He is also member of the board at Dar Al Hai Group.

Samer has 18+ years of research and industry experience in wireless technologies, networks engineering and business planning. Prior to Waseela, Samer worked as head of broadband wireless department at du (UAE), prior to that he worked as research scientist at Intel Corporation (Oregon, USA) and researcher at the Center for Information & Communication Technology Research (Pennsylvania, USA).

Samer has PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University (USA), has 4 published patents and participated in various technical and industrial conferences. 

 

 

 

Bilal Al Anani

Chief Technology Officer

 Bilal is leading the technology strategy and solutions development across Waseela’s departments and regional offices.

Bilal Al-Anani has 18+ years of experience in the ICT industry from Product Development, to Telecom Network Planning and Operations, to Systems Engineering and Sales. Prior to joining Waseela Bilal held various senior positions at du (UAE), Lattice Semiconductors (USA), Etisalat (UAE) and Cisco Systems (UAE). Bilal’s technical focus has been on new digital transformation technologies, cloud-based and networks intelligence solutions. 

Bilal holds an M.Sc. degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. 

 

Dr. Rami Abu-Alhiga

Senior Director of Projects & KSA Branch Manager

Dr. Abu Alhiga is leading the projects delivery and systems operations and directing Waseela’s project managers regional wise. He is also holding the position of the Waseela’s KSA branch manager.

Rami has 10+ years of research and industry experience in advanced wireless technologies and telecom networks engineering and delivery.

Rami received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Edinburgh University UK. He holds 4 patents in 4G technologies and published 1 book chapter and has 6 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings.

 

Firas Khayat

Senior Director of Business Development

Firas is leading the business development activities and sales teams looking after both telecom operators and large-enterprise accounts regional wise.

Firas has more than 20 years of professional experience, prior to joining Waseela he held several senior positions in executive management, business development and marketing at several regional and international companies, including Motorola (UAE) and Nortel Networks (USA).

Firas holds a BS Degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University (USA) and MS Degree in Science from University of Texas at Dallas (USA).

 

Ibrahim Bala’awi

Managing Director – Converged ICT/ELV Solutions

Ibrahim is leading the department of converged ICT/ELV solutions at Waseela regional wise, focusing on the construction industry of smart mega buildings and large enterprises. He is directing and ICT/ELV sub-departments of pre-sales, sales and projects delivery. 

Ibrahim has 20+ years of experience in ICT and ELV solutions field, prior to joining Waseela Ibrahim held senior positions at regional system integrators including managing partner at LojainNet Communications Networks.

Ibrahim holds a diploma in Information Technology and Bachelor of Business Administration from Aberdeen University.

 

Dr. Mohammed Smadi

Director of Research & Development

Dr. Smadi is leading the research and development activities of Waseela’s in-house products portfolio which focuses on state-of-the-art wireless-based indoor wayfinding, assets and people tracking, and analytics solutions.

Mohammad has 15+ years of research and industry experience, Prior to joining Waseela, Mohammed founded Karmatix, a telematics-based loyalty program, before that he was a principal researcher at BlackBerry.

Mohammed holds 25+ granted/pending patents in addition to authoring several refereed papers and book chapters. Mohammed has a PhD, M.A.Sc and B.Eng. & Mgmt. from McMaster University’s ECE, Canada, where he is currently an adjunct assistant professor.

 

Mr. Rami Al Naji,

Regional Director of Finance and HR; Jordan Branch Manager

Rami is directing the company’s accounting and HR teams, regional wise; he is leading the financial planning and organizational control at Waseela.

Rami Al Naji has more than 20 years of financial management & financial advisory experience, prior to joining Waseela, Rami held a broad range of senior management roles at E&Y, Baker Tilly International and conglomerate groups in KSA, Jordan, UAE & Palestine.

Rami holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Yarmouk University in Jordan, with distinguished performance. Rami is also a Certified Public Accountant from NH – USA.

 

 

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