On September 1, 2008 Alex Shalaby was appointed Chairman of the Egyptian Company for Mobile Services (Mobinil) by Board consensus, following his appointment as its President and CEO in 2005. This step came as a result of Shalaby's remarkable achievements at Mobinil over the past three years where the company has witnessed continued market share leadership, tripled the subscriber base from six to 19 million, doubled the revenues and increased net profits by 30%. As former Executive Vice President of Orascom Telecom Holding (OTH) and continuing on its board, Shalaby's regional experience proved invaluable as OTH continues to expand its global footprint, signaling the need to keep him as head of Business Development. Alex Shalaby was Chief Officer of Regulatory Affairs for Mobinil from 1998 to 2005 and was responsible for helping with the licensing and regulations required in setting up Mobinil as the first mobile operator in Egypt. Mobinil is partly owned by OTH and France Telecom/Orange, a balancing challenge for Shalaby to maintain the trust and confidence of the two major shareholders as well as the Company's thousands of public shareholders. Shalaby came to Mobinil from Washington, DC where he was AT&T Director for Public Affairs as the company's link to law makers on Capitol Hill with responsibility for lobbying the executive branch of the U.S. government. He helped in developing more liberalization of the telecoms sector both domestically, as well as internationally for emerging nations of the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and South Africa through the relevant multi-lateral agencies. It was during these years that he served on the boards of the American Chamber of Commerce becoming its president during the period 1991 1992) and the Fulbright Commission, as his AT&T responsibilities shifted from local to regional, with particular focus on North Africa and the Levant. Between 1993 and 1995, Shalaby was Regional Director for International Public Affairs for AT&T, based in Cairo, Egypt, where he was the principal interface with key agencies within the governments in the region on matters impacting AT&T's operations. Alex Shalaby started with data communications, moving between posts in California and New Jersey, where he worked with Bell Labs. Shalaby then moved to become Managing Director for AT&T in Egypt, and General Manager for the Middle East and North Africa region until 1993. He held a variety of technical and managerial positions involved with AT&T start-ups in the Gulf (19771980). In 1977 and moved to Saudi Arabia to help launch the first AT&T microwave project before moving on to Kuwait and the UAE. Once again, during this period he established and secured a solid position for AT&T in the Gulf region. In 1966 Shalaby graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alexandria and started his first job with Egypt Air as Radio and Radar Engineer for two years. In 1969, he immigrated to the United States, where he eventually settled in San Jose, California and started his first job at Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company, a subsidiary of AT&T, at the time. During this time he earned a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from San Jose State University.