Vice President Commerical - ICT, DU

Jihad Tayara is Vice President Commercial for ICT at du, leading new smart initiatives and collaborations for digital transformation for Smart City, IoT, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud & Smart Solutions. He is responsible for the team leading all commercial activities from products to solutions, marketing, presales and sales activities to Government and Large enterprises, managing relationships with Key Strategic Partners for the organization.

Notable in his last 3 years as Vice President several key projects were awarded to du. Dubai Pulse, the most comprehensive smart city platform in the region with Smart Dubai, Hassantuk a nationwide IoT solution with Injazat for the Ministry of Interior, Dubai Silicon Oasis’ first smart district and the national CRM program for all Government entities with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority are some of his major wins. He also set-up the first smart city Wi-Fi UAE initiative.

In 2017 Jihad won several recognitions and awards for “The Best Smart City Initiative” for Dubai Pulse Project at forums which include: Telecom World ME, COMMS MEA & Telecom Review Summit.

Prior to joining du in 2006 at its inception, he worked for Motorola Networks in Dubai, Orascom in Cairo and Investcom in Beirut. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the American University of Beirut and a Master’s Degree of Business Administration from the University of Cambridge. He lives in Dubai with his wife and their three kids. Jihad is an accomplished Triathlete who participated in many races including The Ironman 2015 Championship in Texas, USA.