Wael Fakharany is the regional director of Google Egypt & North Africa with an experience that extends for more than 23 years in the technology field. He is considered one of the leading figures in the Middle East that pushes technology and digital media industries in the region forward, with both sectors influencing the lives of millions of Arab Internet users. Wael presides over the creation, and execution of the business strategies and operations management in Google MENA (Middle East and North Africa).
In addition to the above, Wael also has the ability to discuss a
myriad of topics and issues in depth in relation to the initiatives
of the private sector in start up markets, the development of
start-ups, and developing the capabilities of young entrepreneurs
in the Arab region via the use of advanced technology and through
Wael joined Google in January 2008 following a successful career
in many leading management roles at IBM, 3Com Middle East &
North Africa and Sun Microsystems, to name a few. Wael also
successfully founded Wireless Dynamics, before exiting the company
in November 2008. Wael holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer and
Communication Engineering from Ain Sham University, Cairo.