EastNets Management Team
Hazem Mulhim – Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Hazem Mulhim is the Chief Executive Officer of EastNets. Having held senior management positions for the past 30 years, Hazem has proven his ability to establish and expand a business structure according to market needs. Over the years, he has effectively demonstrated the ability to build a new business, introduce new products, penetrate new markets, finalize strategic alliances, and successfully implement projects around the globe. Hazem has a Master’s of Science degree in Electronics Engineering and Medical Electronics from the Higher Institute for Mechanical & Electronic Engineering, Sofia, Bulgaria. He has also earned a Certificate of Advanced Management Program (AMP) from INSEAD, Fontainebleau in France.
Fahed Abu Hijleh - Chief Sales Officer
Fahed is EastNets’ CSO since March 2011 however; he has been employed with EastNets since 1992 and assumed different managerial and leadership positions during the last 20 years. In his various roles in Sales, Business Development, and Management, Fahed has consistently met or exceeded his targets. During his journey with EastNets, he always performed up to the management expectations in all positions during both flourishing and also tough times. Fahed’s role is to plan and manage profitable direct and indirect Sales operations for the whole EastNets group.Fahed is a business oriented professional who holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce from Assuit University, Egypt, majoring in Accounting. He also attended the Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) management program at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. His finance and accounting background combined with his sales, networking, and entrepreneurship skills lead to a successful career in business development and sales operations.
Lina Hediah - Chief Technology Officer
Lina is an Information Technology professional, whose experience is in an array of technologies and systems in the field of financial Services, enterprise solutions and internet solutions. Lina has vast experience in the development, implementation and deployment of information systems. With proven abilities to put together and manage strong Information Communication Technologies (ICT) teams guaranteeing the continuous and smooth operation and progress in back office and real time environments, her specialist skill areas include STP (straight through processing) related technologies, order management systems, trading systems and connectivity solutions. Lina started her journey in the world of IT from the University in Cairo, where she received her degree in Physics with a specialization in solid state electronics and went on to Harvard University where she graduated in the Program in Applied Mathematics and Physics.
Mohamed El Bakkali - Chief Financial Officer
"Prior to becoming the Group Finance Director and CFO, Mohamed El Bakkali has been the Finance & Administration Director of EastNets Europe since the acquisition of Side International in 2007; he had until then worked at the EU institutions where he was in charge of managing the finance of EU-funded programmes aiming to set up a Free Trade Area between Europe and the Southern Mediterranean countries. With proven abilities to manage finance, his areas of specialization include budgeting, cash management, reporting and tax.Mr. Bakkali started his career in the United States in the Telecom Industry, after graduation from the Brussels Business School ICHEC, with a BA in Business administration with a major in Accounting and International Business. His educational background has been corroborated with a Master in Business Administration, a Master in European Tax Law and a degree on Strategy from the prestigious Harvard Business School. Since 2008 he has been a Member of the Belgian Institute of Accountants and a Member of the Belgian Institute of Tax Advisers (IEC)".