According to press release from the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) of Egypt, the Minister Amr Talaat has issued a decree appointing Mohamed Nasr Eldin Mohamed Ali the Assistant ICT Minister for Global Information Infrastructure (GII) for one year. Nasr Eldin is a respectful verteran in developing and running submarine cable systems, global telecommunication networks and the Internet. He was the Head of Subsea Cable Infrastructure at PCCW Global prior to this appiontment, and headed International Business Unit at Telecom Egypt for years prior to his roles at PCCW Global. He contributed a lot and work extensively for the PEACE cable, the AAE-1 cable and other subsea cables.

Nasr Eldin is to work on supporting the plan of the MCIT for maximizing the State’s returns of the global ICT infrastructure and investments in the telecommunication companies operating in Egypt. This is in addition to supporting MCIT different strategies for developing and securing the ICT Infrastructure, as well as improving the quality of the services rendered to citizens.

Moreover, Nasr Eldin is to prepare a work plan and feasibility studies to attract mega data centers and Internet traffic exchange centers, as well as coordinating with the involved bodies to set the right frameworks and the needed regulations. He will also be responsible for implementing the State’s strategy, represented by MCIT, for transforming Egypt into a global data hub, an attraction and a host to the largest data centers.

This is in addition to maintaining Egypt's strategic position as a safe path for submarine cables and maximizing its regional and international role in the global telecommunication industry, through supporting the extension of the global network to the neighbor countries, in line with the digital path strategy for other countries of the region, from data centers and Internet traffic exchange centers.

Nasr Eldin has a 19 year work experience in telecommunication, as well as in investing in, developing and running submarine cable systems, global telecommunication networks and the Internet.

He has previous work experience in international programs and projects management. He was the Head of Subsea Cable Infrastructure at PCCW Global, the international operating division of Hong Kong Telecom (HKT), where he led the team responsible for planning new submarine cables and conducting feasibility, investment and strategic studies for these cables. He was also the Vice President for Cable Innovation, Planning and Management and the Assistant Vice President for Cable Development at PCCW Global - Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Nasr Eldin was a member of the Egyptian ICT sector; he rose through the ranks at Telecom Egypt (TE) to become the Head of the International Business Unit, in 2014, before joining PCCW Global in 2016. During that period, he implemented a number of initiatives in submarine systems, resulting in increasing the State’s revenues and capitalizing on Egypt’s strategic position as a path for submarine cables.

Nasr Eldin participated at most international telecommunication and submarine cable conferences as a spokesperson for the companies he worked for, and presented papers on submarine cables.

He graduated from the Faculty of Engineering at Al-Azhar University, in 2001, and obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the International Business School of Scandinavia, in 2013.

Source: MCIT of Egypt