Executive Vice President – EMEA & Asia PacificCognitive Systems CorpPanel
Bob El-Hawary was recently the Vice President of EMEA (Europe Middle East & Africa) Mobile Operators and Strategic Global Accounts in the BlackBerry Mobile Business Unit in TCL leading sales and marketing for BlackBerry Products and Cloud Security Solutions to Mobile Operators, Carriers, Retailers, Governments and Enterprises.
Currently Bob is the Executive Vice President of Global Sales at Cognitive Systems; a Canadian based 5G and WiFi Broadband Cloud and Edge Computing start-up providing valued added mobile broadband applications and services based on Motion Sensing in the Health and Technology sectors.
Bob has also provided strategic advisory sales, marketing and board consulting services to Start-Up, Mid-Sized and Large Corporate businesses through his Limited Company Timberline Consulting.
Based in London Bob has been an active Board Director, Observer and Technology Forum Co-Chair on the Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce engaging closely with the Canadian High Commission in London passionately promoting transatlantic business opportunities and partnerships between the two nations.
Prior to this Bob started his career at Nortel Networks progressing to being Vice President and General Manager Carrier Data EMEA and responsible for all 3G & 4G Carrier Data Security and Transport Sales Business in EMEA. Bob has a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Dalhousie University in Canada and is a keen sportsman.
With over 25 years of extensive commercial, technical, sales, marketing and people management experience in the global Telecommunications and IT industry and an outstanding track record of achievement in supporting major international partners and customers Bob is very well positioned to continuing to help the chamber board in it’s various forums and initiatives.
Ex Senior VPC and Leader UK Cyber (retiring April 2023)Panel, Keynote