Sam is SVP and Head of Sales APAC at Mavenir. Sam was Senior Advisor at Ericsson Market Area SE Asia, Oceania & India based in Sydney through end December 2017. Prior to this role, Sam was President of Ericsson Region Southeast Asia & Oceania between July 2014 & July 2017 based in Singapore. Sam was President Director of Ericsson Indonesia between January 2012 & June 2014 following a two-year tenure as CEO of Ericsson Australia & New Zealand; he was the Telstra account director at Ericsson Australia between 2007 & 2009.
During his 23 years with the Ericsson Group, Sam has held a variety of senior Sales & Operations roles in SE Asia & the Middle East where he was account director for the PT Telkom Group in Indonesia between 1997 & 2002 and later as VP Sales & Services for the Middle East region based in Dubai between 2004 & 2007. Sam joined the Ericsson Group in 1994 in his home country of Lebanon working as a project engineer on a turnkey project to rebuild the country's telecommunications infrastructure.
Before Ericsson, Sam spent several years in the US in the nuclear power industry working as a structural engineer in the construction of several nuclear power plants across the US.
Sam graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering in 1982 & a master's degree in Civil Engineering in 1984. He completed post-graduate studies in Business Management at Columbia University, New York in 2005 & Executive Sales Management at the Wharton Business School, Pennsylvania & at Cambridge University, UK in 2013 & more recently at the Stanford Business School in California in October 2015.