Mr. Tabbouche joined VIVA in 2010 as Chief Corporate Affairs Officer during which he led the corporate strategy, acquisitions and the regulatory agenda as well as legal and compliance. During his tenure, VIVA continued to execute its think BIG strategy and to be the leading mobile operator in Bahrain. Additionally, VIVA managed to lobby for favorable regulation to sustain its leadership position and for favorable national telecom policy among which led to acquisition of more than 50% of LTE enabled spectrum.
Prior to joining VIVA, Mr. Tabbouche held senior leadership roles related to telecom, technology, new media and convergence in the USA and GCC. Key positions include GM of Corporate Strategy at Etihad Atheeb, VP of Business Development at FRiENDi GROUP and Associate at Booz & Company.
Mr. Tabbouche holds a General Management degree from Harvard, a Masters of Business Administration degree from London Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the American University of Beirut.