IO is pleased to welcome Nabil Baccouche, Group Chief Carrier & Wholesale Officer at e&, as a new member of the Executive Board.
Since the launch of IO in April 2021, the non-profit member organisation has focused on Roaming and Interconnect, receiving great recognition from the industry through mobile operator engagement. Roaming Projects that previously lacked focus and collaboration are now better equipped through IO labs. IO Labs has helped numerous operators to increase their awareness, be more in tune and further engage in promoting and prioritising significant roaming projects.
“Innovative Operators has a clear objective: to drive innovation and education within the Roaming and Interconnect industry. What’s truly remarkable is that we, as MNOs, are a fundamental piece of this transformative initiative.
By being an IO member, we become instrumental in shaping the future of our industry. We play a pivotal role in ensuring that our voice is heard and our expertise is valued. This isn’t just about change; it’s about being the driving force behind that change.
Furthermore, through IO, we are in the forefront of our industry through a clear alignment within the Members, and we are leading the change in innovation.
Together with our fellow colleagues from our industry, we tackle substantial challenges that impact our customers when they travel abroad. By resolving these issues collectively, we not only enhance the customer experience but also elevate our own standing as industry leaders. This isn’t just about innovation; it’s about being the driving force of innovation.”
Nabil Baccouche was appointed Group Chief Carrier & Wholesale Officer of e& in September 2022.
Backed by more than 21 years of experience in the wholesale telecom industry of diversified telco and technology services experience, Nabil’s core expertise is wholesale across multiple markets. He has played an integral role in driving the various wholesale functions and building strong and long-standing strategic partnerships over the years.
Nabil started his career with e& in 2014 when he joined Etisalat Carrier & Wholesale Services as Group Vice President of International Roaming and
Prior to joining e&, Nabil was the Vice President and Managing Director for the Middle East & Africa at Syniverse, a Carlyle Group Company. Before Syniverse, he held executive-level positions at Emirates International Telecommunications, a subsidiary of Dubai Holding investing in communications within the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe. Nabil played a key role in the company’s growth, as the Head of the Wholesale Business Unit at Tunisie Telecom as well as Belgacom International Carrier Services (BICS) in Brussels and Dubai, where he established the company’s Dubai regional office and developed BICS voice, roaming and data wholesale services.
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IO brings together Mobile Operators from around the world to review best practices in International Roaming and Interconnect. Having established its member organisation in 2021, IO seeks to support the industry with workshops where mobile operators exchange best practices, IO trainings, and insights which assist Mobile Operators in strategic decision-making and to seek new opportunities amidst a challenging and disruptive communications environment.