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A Board of Directors consisting of eight members govern the Foundation. The founding members of the Foundation are members of Paltel Group’s senior management. They are involved in the identification of new initiatives and oversight of the Foundation’s work, according to the Foundation’s by-laws. However, the Foundation remains independent from the Paltel Group companies and benefit from the financial and technical support. 

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Patel Group Board Chairman 

Foundation Board Chairman

Sabih Masri, an internationally respected business executive, founded and presently manages investment companies and financial economic institutions active in Palestine and throughout the region. His private sector affiliations in Palestine and abroad include the Arab Supply and Trading Corporation (ASTRA), Zara Investment, Cairo Amman Bank and the Rum Agricultural Company.

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Paltel Group CEO

Foundation Board Vice – Chairman

Ammar Aker is Palestine Telecom Group’s CEO and a member of Paltel Group’s Board of Directors. Prior to assuming his current position as Group CEO, he was the CEO of the Palestine Cellular Communications Co. Ltd, Jawwal-the first private leading cellular operator in Palestine.

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Paltel Group Chief Finance Officer​

Foundation Board Member - Treasurer 

Salameh Khalil joined Paltel Group as a Chief Finance Officer in March 2013 to lead the finance and admin affairs across the Group.  Khalil’s role includes leading and developing financial, administrative and human resources in addition to planning and drawing financial strategies of the Group.

 

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Jawwal General Manager 

Foundation Board Member  

Abdul Majeed Melhem was appointed as the General Manager of Jawwal, the Palestine Cellular Communications Company Ltd. in October 2014.  Jawwal, one of Paltel Group Companies, is the first and leading mobile operator in Palestine serving more than 2.9 million subscribers.  

 

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Paltel General Manager 

Foundation Board member

Early January 2012 Maen Melhem was appointed as Jawwal’s General Manager. Melhem undertook the duties of formulating company’s general strategies in addition to supervising company’s overall and commercial strategies.

Melhem’s professional career started as a marketing researcher at Paltel Mother Company of The Palestinian Paltel Group. Early 1999 he joined Jawwal’s team as a sales coordinator.
 

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Hadara General Manager

Foundation Board Member  

Rami Qutteineh is the General Manager of Hadara, the biggest internet company in Palestine which is distinguished with its high quality and reliable internet service; Hadara works to bring the latest technology to its subscribers. Quttieneh held several positions in Hadara including the Commercial Director and Development Director. Before joining Hadara, Qutteineh worked as the Chief Engineer at Seimens Palestine which worked on developing communication systems for Seimens Company. Additionally, Qutteineh held the position of Development Department Manager at BCI.

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Foundation General Manager

Abuoun Hamad is currently the General Manager of Paltel Group Foundation, the corporate foundation of Paltel Group for Community Development. Abuoun Hamad has 20 years experience of working in local and international organizations, specialized in project development and management, public and non-governmental administration in the field of local government, institutional development, environmental and social sustainability.

 

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