Eng. Bassam Salem Hussein

Eng. Bassam Salem Hussein

H.E. Bassam S. Hussein is a distinguished leader in Iraq’s telecommunications sector. Since 2020, he has effectively steered the Communications and Media Commission of Iraq as Head of Commissioners, emphasizing strategic policy-making and technological integration. He earned his Master of Science in Computer Science in 2022, further solidifying his technical proficiency. 

From 2018 to 2020, Mr. Hussein served as the General Director of the Communication Department at the Ministry of Communications, overseeing Iraq’s telecommunications infrastructure, including the data gateway at the country’s borders. His leadership enhanced the nation’s communication capabilities and ensured robust, secure connectivity. 

Simultaneously, from 2017 to 2020, he held the role of General Director of the Iraqi General Company for Post and Savings at the Ministry of Communications. In this position, Mr. Hussein spearheaded significant digital initiatives, modernizing the financial services landscape and driving the digital transformation agenda forward. 

Prior to these roles, he was a member of the Management Council of the Communications and Information Company from 2015 to 2017. During this period, he played a key role in shaping national communication strategies, aligning them with global technological advancements and ensuring their effective implementation across the nation. His expertise in cloud computing has been pivotal in adapting advanced technologies to improve service delivery and efficiency across the nation. 

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