Access Partnership Appoints Dr. Ahmed El Sherbini and Héctor Urrea as Senior Advisors for Middle East and Latin America Regions

Posted on 27th July 2020
Ahmed El Sherbini (1) Hector Urrea
Dr. Ahmed El Sherbini Héctor Urrea

Former Deputy Minister of ICT of Egypt and leading ICT Consultant in Colombia will advise Access Partnership clients on regulatory matters and government engagement in the Middle East and Latin America

July 27, 2020 London, United Kingdom. Access Partnership, the leading global public policy consultancy firm for the tech sector, today announced that it has appointed Dr. Ahmed El Sherbini and Héctor Urrea as senior advisers for the Middle East and Latin America regions. Based respectively in Egypt and Colombia, and with a longstanding presence in the global ICT community, they will advise telecom and technology clients on navigating regulatory barriers and drive the adoption of policies that support digital transformation and digital inclusion, with a focus on Middle East and Latin America markets.

Dr. Ahmed El Sherbini is a Professor at Cairo University, Former Deputy Minister of Information and ICT of Egypt, Former Board Member of the Egyptian National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA), Former Chief of Conferences at International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Head of Egyptian Delegations to the ITU, Vice Chairman of TDAG and Dean of National Telecommunications Institute (NTI).

Héctor Urrea is ICT and digital transformation consultant who has previously held senior corporate affairs positions at Microsoft, Nokia and Telefónica.

Christopher Casarrubias, head of region for Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East (MEALA) at Access Partnership commented, “We are thrilled to have Dr. El Sherbini and Héctor onboard; they are truly experts in telecommunication policy and strategy and will make a significant contribution to our operations in the Middle East and Latin America. Alongside, our Mexico-based partner, Fernando Borjón, and Argentina- based Héctor Huici, Urrea will further strengthen our presence and expertise in Latin America. El Sherbini’s background and wealth of experience in the Middle East will offer our clients significant expertise on everything from connectivity to digital economy regulation.”

Gregory Francis, managing director, Access Partnership, added, “Our international tech policy work requires deep expertise across a range of geographies. The two appointments demonstrate our continued commitment to the MEALA region.”

Dr. Ahmed El Sherbini, senior advisor – Middle East, Access Partnership, said, “I’m happy to be joining Access Partnership as  the firm expands its global presence. The firm’s work on behalf of the tech sector is unique among consultancies and has a clear developmental benefit. I look forward to working with such a talented team.”

Héctor Urrea, senior advisor – Latin America, Access Partnership, said, “Access Partnership has a well-established name worldwide as a leading ICT public policy consultancy firm, so I’m excited to join the team and look forward to advising clients across the Latin America region, enabling them to navigate their government relations and any barriers to market they may be facing.”

About Access Partnership

Access Partnership is the world’s leading public policy firm ensuring market access for technology. We monitor and analyse global trends for the risks and opportunities they create for technology businesses and identify strategies to mitigate those risks and drive the opportunities to our clients’ advantage. Our team uniquely mixes policy and technical expertise to optimise outcomes for companies operating at the intersection of technology, data, and connectivity.

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