With more than fifteen years of experience Melhem occupied several managerial and strategic positions in the telecommunications sector. In 2011, he held the position of the General Manager at Paltel, the Palestine Telecommunications Company, the national fixed-line operator, during which he worked with partners to promote local and foreign investments in the telecommunications network and infrastructure in an effort to continually advance technology platforms into the Palestinian market place. Under Melhem’s leadership at Paltel, the company was able to increase the spread of Internet services throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and increasing the number of ADSL service subscribers substantially.
Prior to joining Paltel, Mr. Melhem held several key positions at Jawwal, as he was appointed as the Customer Care Director and Sales Director, two major and leading strategic operations.
Melhem holds a B.A. degree in Finance and Accounting from Hebron University and received his Executive training from renowned international institutes like Harvard Business School and INSEAD.
He is also currently a member of the Executive Committee of Paltel Group, and a Board member at different publicly listed Palestinian companies.