Founder and CEO, T.A. Telecom
Amr Shady is the founder and CEO of T.A. Telecom, which develops specialized service delivery platforms for mobile operators working in emerging markets, including Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Afghanistan. Shady enrolled in Dalhousie University in Canada at the age of 15 to study electrical engineering and founded T.A. Telecom in 2000, three years after graduating. T.A. Telecom is now recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in the Middle East-Africa region and was selected as an Arabia+Turkey Fast 500 company. Shady was selected as an "Endeavor Entrepreneur" by the nonprofit organization Endeavor, which assists high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Shady was also named one of "5 Young World Tech innovators to watch" by Internet Evolution.