A reputable telecom identity across the Middle East and Africa, Charles has over 25 years of worldwide management consulting and expertise in the telecom and engineering sectors. Based in Beirut, Lebanon, he is currently involved in several Middle East companies and non- profit organizations, and has initiated and led a variety of high-profile and successful telecom companies in the United States, the Middle East and Africa. Charles is co-founder and managing director of Mada Communications, a leading wireless data and voice operator in a number of countries across the Middle East and Africa. Mada is a joint venture with Zain, a pioneering mobile operator across the Middle East and Africa. Mada is also a founding member of the Regional Cable Network, (RCN), the first terrestrial fiber optic system bridging the East to West from the Middle East Gulf region to Europe. Charles holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Georges Mason University, Virginia, US.