Almalaieka - Telecommunications Management Consultant (Iraq) - Baghdad, Baghdād, Iraq

Loay Almalaieka

Baghdad, Baghdād, Iraq


Telecommunications Management Consultant (Iraq)

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


Internationale, Multilingual senior executive with over 18 years of experience in the Telecommunication world.

Work History



July 2009 - May 2010


Barqtel Communications

December 2005 - June 2009

Sales & Business Development Director


July 1999 - December 2005


Lucent Certified Technical Expert ATM (LCTE)

Passed four exams:ATM Architecture and ProtocolsATM NetworkingATM PrinciplesFast Packet Technologies

Chief Executive Officer at Barqtel

Capitalized on the need to create a mediator between International Telecommunication vendors and the Iraqi Telecommunications market by establishing a company with a robust financial system equipped with proper processes and know how to be a telecommunication services company that enables vendors from achieving their objectives in the difficult and security challenged market of IraqBarqtel is small business of 35 Engineers & technicians specialized in installing and operating Telecommunication solutions throughout Iraq, Representing Ex-Lucent Technologies Known today as (Alcatel-Lucent)Barqtel was 100% acquired by a large Telecommunications Infra-structure Builder in Iraq in February 2009Projects achieved• Telecommunications training center in Erbil to train Iraqi Telecommunications Engineers on soft skills & Telecom Technologies • Maintenance of Lucent Government Solutions 5ESS Switches with US Embassy in Iraq • Consultancy Agreement with French C-S that succeeded in winning the Iraqi National Border protection program • Consultancy Contract with Iraqi Al-Tahaduth Company that enabled an Award of $1 Million Ericsson GSM MSC-BSC Equipment Installation• Telecommunication Training Facility lease to Alcatel-Lucent • Scada System furnished and installed for Baiji Refinery in Iraq. Alcatel-Lucent is the solution provider Barqtel is the field contractor and implementer. $2.1 Million• Contract with STS deployment of SUN Microsystems in Kurdistan-IRAQ • Achieved company merger with a larger group of companies

Chief Executive Officer (ITISALUNA)

Assessed and evaluated company performance and history along with directors and middle management• Crafted a strategic Agenda and turned it into an executable business plan• Adopted a new simple internal Motto for the Company: “Sell More – Pay Less” (SMPL). SMPL stands for efficient, sales-driven and expenditure-conscious management strategy which never loses sight of the absolute canon of excellence and good service. • First Commercial campaign designed to sell capacity in the southern and central parts of Iraq, exceeded expectations and achieved highest activation rates per day since Launch of Company services in April 2006• Sales were driven from average 200 line per day to 3500 lines per day while maintaining very healthy Network KPI’s• Achieved 220% of Management pre-set objective at 60% of pre-set budget for the year 2009• Introduced the concept of outsourcing all non-core business elements, IT, Call Center, Operations and Implementations, formed and lead an outsourcing committee that wrote functions outsourcing tenders• Discussed potential overhead sharing with other Iraq Telecommunications operators as well as cell site co-location, facility sharing.• Drafted and implemented a Value Added services portfolio (Lap-top for every student, Itisaluna pre-paid debit Cards for internet e-purchasing Iraq-Wide, Motivational quotes SMS)• Reduced major elements of OPEX by 9%• Introduced new products and packages that led to a major increase in sales of lines and CPE’s• Created a strategy to drop Government Revenue sharing by a significant margin while leading an arbitration process• Major objectives achieved: 1. Increased number of Subs by 108%2. Increased Employee productivity by 162%3. Increased Revenue by 32%4. Negotiated and reduced cost of End user terminals by 49%5. Dropped payroll down by 16% while doubling subscriber base6. Increased on-Net traffic by 1114%

Lucent Certified Technical Expert Frame Relay (LCTE)

Past two exams: Frame Relay: Concepts and Operation Frame Relay: Protocols and Implementation


AWARDS Lucent Technologies Chairman's AWARD (NJ, ) Lucent Technologies Unmatched Customer Service AWARD (NJ,) Lucent Technologies Certificate of Emerging Market Sales LGS (NJ, )


- Commissioned by the speaker of the Iraqi House of representatives to prepare a paper on the State of Telecommunications in Iraq which was completed and submitted in May of 2009 (Paper available upon request)

- Approached and officially Nominated to the post of CEO of The Iraqi Communication and Media Commission in June 2009. Decided to withdraw up-on accepting the CEO-Ship of ITISALUNA.

- Initiated the project of establishing the Association of Iraqi Telecommunications operators in collaboration with the Communication and Media Commission of Iraq (CMC)

- Conducted extensive work and organized round tables and seminars on Telecom. Management with particular attention to productivity improvement and KPI research (Paper available upon request)

TV Interviews Iraq Telecom Rehabilitation Process with Sr. MOC Advisor ( Telecommunications Regulations in Iraq ( Telecommunications Prospects in Iraq with Zain CEO and Asia-Cell CEO Telecommunications Prospects in Iraq with Zain CEO and Asia-Cell CEO (

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