Group Chief Executive Officer
Kanafani is CEO of Türk Telekom Group and a member of Türk Telekom's Executive Committee and Board of Directors. He serves on the boards of Türk Telekom Group's mobile communications operator “AVEA” and Oger Telecom's South African operator “CELL C”. Kanafani is the chairman of the board of directors for Türk Telekom Group subsidiaries: TTNET, Pantel International Group, Argela, AssisTT, Innova and Sebit. Prior to this post, he was the Chief Business Development and Synergy Officer for Oger Telecom. Previously, Kanafani was the CEO of JAWWAL, Palestine's first private cellular network. Kanafani started his career at NASA, Goddard Space Flight Centre. Kanafani is a University Trustee Scholar and holds Beta Gamma Sigma honours from the USA. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a founding member of the Young Global Leaders and Young Arab Leaders. Kanafani is in GTB's Power100 list for Telco executives worldwide and in the most Powerful 30 members of the business world in Turkey as listed by Capital Magazine.