Philip Tohme was appointed Executive Vice President South Europe and North Africa at SUPERNAP International in March 2015. He is also a partner and Co-founder of Accelero Capital. Philip has 23 years of experience in telecommunications and management of Mobile and Convergent operators.
After joining France Telecom Mobile Operations in Lebanon and Romania, Philip had been part of the management team of Orascom Telecom Holding, Wind Telecomunicazioni (“Wind Italy”) and Amsterdam-based VimpelCom, both in corporate and operating company functions. As Group Chief Technology Officer, Philip established the corporate technology function of VimpelCom including the network, IT and procurement functions focusing on the creation of group synergies among 19 operations.
At operating company level, Philip’s main positions were CTO of Mobinil Egypt, COO and CEO of Orascom Telecom Algeria and CTO of Wind Italy.
Philip played a pivotal role in the launch of 3G/4G networks and the modernization of the 2G networks, fixed network rollout and IT transformation. He also managed services and interconnectivity with OTT players.
As part of the management team, Philip was a board member for VimpelCom and Orascom Telecom Holding subsidiaries in Russia, Ukraine, Bangladesh and Lebanon. Philip represented VimpelCom in the NGMN alliance.
Philip graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1991 with a Master’s in Electrical Engineering after completing the EE Bachelor degree in the American University of Beirut Class of 1989.