Mr. Ammar Aker

CEO of PALTEL Group

Mr. Ammar Aker is the Palestine Telecom Group CEO and a member of Paltel Group’s Board of Directors. Notably, Paltel Group is the second largest employer in Palestine (after the Government).

Prior to assuming his current position as Group CEO, he was the CEO of the Palestine Cellular Communications Co. Ltd., Jawwal, the first leading cellular operator in Palestine.

Mr. Aker is currently the chairman of the board of directors of VTEL Middle East and Africa (MEA). He is a member of the board for the Palestine Development and Investment Company (PADICO Holding), the largest investment holding company in the country, in addition to his representation on the board of directors of its subsidiaries. He is also currently a member on the board of trustees for An-Najah National University.

Mr. Aker is an active board member in a number of international, regional and local initiatives such as; Palestine for a New Beginning (PNB); The Palestine International Award for Excellence and Creativity; Mahmoud Darwish Foundation; in addition to the Amideast Advisory Board in Palestine. He is also an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Palestine Branch and the Palestinian Businessmen Association (PBA).

Mr. Aker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and an MSc degree in Accounting from Kent State University, Ohio.

9:00 - 10:00

16 December 2021 ICT CONFERENCE - West Bank

Plenary Session Orientation and Welcoming

Speakers:

  • Mr. Tamer Baransi, Chairman of PITA.
  • Mr. Mohammad Tamimi, COO of BCI
  • Mr. Salah Hidmi, CEO of Quds Bank.
  • Mr. Ammar Aker, CEO of Paltel Group.
  • Dr. Mohammad Ishtayya, Prime Minister of the State of Palestine.
11:45 – 12:45

16 December 2021 ICT CONFERENCE - West Bank

Symposium 2: The Commute to Digital in the Telecommunications Sector in Palestine.

The Digitization and the Novelty of the Telecommunications Sector in Palestine.

Moderator:

  • Mr. Talaat Alawi; Chief Editor at Al-Raqeeb Media Network.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Ishaq Seder, Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology.
  • Mr. Ammar Aker, CEO of Paltel Group.
  • Dr. Durgham Maree, CEO of  Ooredoo Palestine
06:30 – 06:40

15 December 2021 Gala Dinner - West Bank

Mr. Ammar Aker, CEO of Paltel Group.