Imad Hoballah

Imad Hoballah

Webit Speaker, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Lebanon (TRA)

Acting Chairman, and CEO and Head of Telecommunications Technologies Unit,
Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Lebanon (TRA)
Vice Chairman, Arab Spectrum Management Group (ASMG)
Vice President, Arab Infrastructure Regulators Forum (AIRF)
Chairman, Lebanon's Governmental Commission on Transition to Digital TV
Lebanon's Representative to the ITU

Prior to his appointment at the TRA, Dr. Hoballah was the Chief Executive Officer of Omnix Media Networks. Previously, Dr. Hoballah held a number of executive positions at Lucent Technologies and AT&T Bell Laboratories gaining extensive experience in the field. These include appointments as Executive Sales Director (Africa & Levant), Chief Operating Officer (COO) , Executive Vice President for Services & Program Management, MEA Region. He also held the positions of Services and Software Sales & Product Management, and Information, Operation, & Data Networking Systems Director, Saudi Arabia at Lucent Technologies. Dr. Hoballah was also Senior Manager, Operations Systems, and Operations Systems Architecture Group & Data Services Product Management at, AT&T Bell Laboratories.

Dr. Hoballah currently serves as the Chairman of the ITU CCV Committee and as Vice Chairman of the Arab Spectrum Management Group (ASMG) and, has been actively involved in the group’s work to coordinate issues related to Spectrum Management, World Radiocommunication Conferences and other matters concerning coordination between Arab States and other regions in the spectrum management field.

Dr. Imad Hoballah assumed the Arab Regulators Network (AREGNET) presidency between July 2011 and April 2012 and committed to work towards developing the sector by strengthening the capacity of local Authorities, enhancing their proactive interaction, and deepening the cooperation and exchange of experiences among all Arab organizations.

In December 2011, Dr. Hoballah was elected as Vice President of the executive committee of the “Arab Infrastructure Regulatory Forum (AIRF)”.

Dr. Hoballah has a noteworthy academic record. He received a diploma from the Program for General Development from IMD Lausanne (Switzerland, 2000), a Master’s certificate in project management from George Washington University (Washington DC, 1997), an Executive Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University (New York, 1994), a Ph.D. in EE/Communications from Syracuse University (NY, 1986), and MS in electrical engineering from Syracuse University (NY, 1982), as well as a B.S in chemistry from the Lebanese University (Lebanon 1979).

In 2012, Dr. Hoballah was appointed as the Chairman on Lebanon’s Governmental Commission on Transition to Digital TV, and Lebanon’s Representative to the ITU. 



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