2021 Winner Profile

Etisalat

Tareq AlKharji

COMPANY WHERE WON: Etisalat

AWARD DETAILS:

As Senior Vice President of Enterprise Solutions and Data Centers at Etisalat, Tareq Alkharji has shaped a centrally managed and hosted global application portfolio that has made the company agile and able to quickly deploy new IT capabilities and changes across the organization and scale up in response to business and customer requirements or related challenges such as the ones posed by the pandemic.

For example the telecoms company was able to activate, overnight, contactless digital payment options and paperless processes to minimize physical contact for customers.

Alkhari has also supported and led the move to emerging technology such as blockchain. Etisalat recently launched a Blockchain-enabled ecommerce platform in partnership with Dubai Customs to simplify import-export clearance processes and service a growing ecommerce customer base.

LOCATION: UAE

INDUSTRY: Telecommunications Industry