Non Executive Board Member
Chairman - The Egyptian Company for Mobile Services Mobinil.
On September 1, 2008 Alex Shalaby was appointed Chairman of the Egyptian Company for Mobile Services Mobinil by board consensus, following his appointment as its President and CEO in 2005. His term as CEO, the Company tripled the subscriber base from six to 19 million, doubled the revenues, and increased net profits by 30..
Alex Shalaby was Chief Officer for Regulatory Affairs at Mobinil from 1998 to 2005 and was responsible for helping with the licensing and regulations required in setting up Mobinil as the first mobile operator in Egypt.
As former Executive Vice President of Orascom Telecom Holding OTH and continuing to be one of its board members, Shalabys regional experience proved invaluable as OTH expands its global footprint.
Shalaby came to Mobinil from Washington, DC where he was ATT Director for Public Affairs, serving as the company’s link to lawmakers on Capitol Hill and lobbying the executive branch of the U.S. government. He helped in achieving more liberalization of the telecoms sector internationally for the emerging nations of the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe through the relevant multi-lateral agencies. It was during these years that he served on the boards of the American Chamber of Commerce becoming its president during the period 1991 – 1992 and the Bi-national Fulbright Commission, he currently chairs the boards of Injaz SIFE in Egypt.
Alex Shalaby started with the early days of data communications at ATT, moving between posts in California and New Jersey, where he worked with Bell Labs. Shalaby then moved to become Managing Director for ATT in Egypt, and General Manager for the Middle East and North Africa region until 1993. He held a variety of technical and managerial positions with ATT start-ups in the Gulf 1977–1980. In 1977 he moved to Saudi Arabia to help launch the first major ATT microwave project before moving on to Kuwait and the UAE. Once again, during this period he established and secured a solid position for ATT in the Gulf region.
In 1966, Shalaby graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alexandria and started his first job with Egypt Air as a radio and radar engineer for two years. In 1969, he immigrated to the United States, where he settled in San Jose, California and started his first job with Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company, a subsidiary of ATT at the time. During this time, he earned a Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from San Jose State University.