Jihad TayaraChief Executive OfficerEvoteq
Jihad Tayara is the Chief Executive Officer for Evoteq, a key subsidiary and digital transformation catalyst under the Bee’ah’s group of companies.
Jihad is responsible for formulating the strategic direction of the company, and for cementing its position as the region’s premier technology management partner; by developing impactful and disruptive technology solutions that increase efficiency, support business growth, and fuel digital innovation. Under Jihad’s leadership, Evoteq has undertaken several large-scale projects; such as managing the largest municipal digital transformation project in the GCC; deploying Sharjah’s first blockchain platform; and establishing a revolutionary track-and-trace application, Smart Track, to fortify and secure global healthcare supply chains.
Prior to joining Bee’ah, Jihad was the Vice President for ICT Commercial at du, leading new smart initiatives and collaborations for digital transformation for Smart City, IoT, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud & Smart Solutions. He was responsible for leading several key projects there, such as Dubai Pulse, the most comprehensive smart city platform in the region with Smart Dubai. Jihad has won several recognitions and awards for this project, at forums such as Telecom World ME, COMMS MEA & Telecom Review Summit. Jihad was also responsible for the implementation of 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; and the first smart city Wi-Fi UAE initiative.
Before proving his mettle at du, Jihad had 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 in Business Administration from the University of Cambridge.