Sherif Rizkalla

Chairman & CEO, SUPERNAP Italia
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Sherif Rizkalla was appointed CEO of SUPERNAP Italia in 2019 after having served most recently as Marketing Senior Vice President for the Enterprise Business Unit of Du, the leading Emirates mobile & fixed telephone operator. He was responsible for developing the telco and ICT business of Du in the UAE enterprise market, and for growing Du’s share both horizontally in the segment and vertically developing new services.

Previously Sherif was Marketing Director for the B2B market in Wind Tre SpA, following the merger of Wind Telecomunicazioni and H3G Italy. He joined Wind in January 2009 and held several leadership roles as Procurement Director, Marketing Director for the Large Enterprise and Head of Sales and Marketing for the Large Enterprise Business.

Before joining Wind, Sherif spent 12 years in Alcatel-Lucent, where he held various positions in sales, marketing and solution architecture, in Italy and the Middle East. He has extensive knowledge and experience in enterprise business and telecommunication networks with a special emphasis on broadband Internet access technologies.

During his career with Alcatel, Sherif spent several years in France where he managed and led the Broadband Division Client Projects. He began his career with Alcatel in the United States as a network engineer.

Sherif studied Computer Engineering at George Mason University in the United States. He also holds a master’s degree from George Mason in Data and Mobile Communications Networks Analysis and Design.

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