“To succeed in the digital economy, technology must be aligned to run the business. Nobody is more qualified to make that happen than the ixtel technologies.”

Rashid Al Shamsi
Executive Chairman
Rashid Al Shamsi
Executive Chairman

Rashid Al Shamsi is the Executive Chairman of ixtel group. In his career spanning over two decades, Rashid has held several leadership positions encompassing strategic and operational roles in Etisalat and du.

Rashid has won many accolades in his professional & academic career, most important of which is Sheikh Rashid Award for Academic Excellence 2006, Mohamad bin Rashid Award for Young business leader 2015, Forbes honoured Rashid as Business Leaders Inspiring the UAE in 2016.

Rashid is also a Board Member at Emirati Entrepreneurs Association, Member of Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development and Member of Mohammed Bin Rashid Est. for SME Development.

Mehdi Quraishi
Chief Executive Officer

Mehdi Quraishi is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director for ixtel group. Mehdi has over 27 years of experience in sales, marketing, communications, and business management. Prior to joining ixtel in 2014, Mehdi served on the senior management team of Etisalat and du from 2009 -2014.

For most of the previous decade, Mehdi worked in UK at BT Global Services & Cable & Wireless in a variety of leadership positions, including General Manager for Strategy & Business Development and Executive Director of BT & C&W respectively.

Santosh Shetty
Non-Executive Director & Advisor

Santosh is Non-Executive Director and Advisor for ixtel group. Santosh has over 29 years of experience in IT, telecommunications and consulting with experience in leveraging technology for business growth.

He has been in end user, consulting and vendor organizations and prior to joining ixtel in 2016, Santosh served in a senior management position at the Enterprise IT of Al Futtaim Group where he managed Business Systems, Infrastructure Operations and Procurement.

He has previously worked with global consulting and technology companies in the Middle East and in India. He has been a recipient of the Forrester and Computer News Middle East CIO 20 Award in 2009.

Abdullah Jassasi
Executive Director

Abdulla Jassasi is Executive Director and General Manager for ixtel Oman. Abdulla has over 25 years of experience in IT, tele communications & business management. Prior to joining ixtel in 2015 Abdulla served on the leadership team of Omantel for many years.

Dr. Murali Krishna
Non-Executive Director & Advisor

A medical graduate by education Dr. Murali Krishna is the Founder & CEO of Vectramind Group of companies, with offices across UAE, India & the US. Dr. Murli is a seasoned executive with in-depth understanding of emerging technologies in the mobile industry and their commercial applications, as well as international business expertise, having conducted business across GCC, India & Northern America.

Dr. Murali has extensive experience in building, operating & turning around companies, he has a proven history of increasing productivity and turning around difficult situations into a business opportunity.