Mr. Ashraf Al-Astal

Mr. Ashraf Al-Astal
Country: 
Palestine
Position and Company: 
Founder and Managing Director, eAraby

Mr. Al-Astal is the Founder  and Managing Director of eAraby,  a strategic business marketing partner with a focus on Arabic Digital Content and Social Media services. He is a  talented and accomplished Technology Management professional, with extensive background in Information Technology, Telecommunications, and Social Media fields. He has over +18 years of technical and IT business intelligence research. Mr. Al-Astal is a Senior Member at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Fellow & Member of Honorary Global Advisory Board for the American Academy of Project Management, Member of Advisory Board of the International Management Consultants Board and member of the Gaza Engineering Association.

Currently he is holding the following professional certificates:
- Master Project Manager (MPM)
- Certified International Project Manager (CIPM)
- Project Manager E-Business (PME)
- Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)

Honors and Awards:
- European Satellite Navigation Competition 2013 (Arabic Challenge) Second Place Winner.
- Provisional Patent for securing Cloud Computing, US Trademark & Patent Office-USTPO.
- Inclusion in Marquis Who’s Who in the World (30th Pearl Edition, 2013).
- Verlag Dr. Muller (A leading European academic publishing house) decided to publish my master thesis as a book Free due to its high quality and uniqueness.
Book name is: Evaluating Branchless Banking Servicing Opportunities via Cellphones, Using Simulation and Optimization Techniques.
- Arab Science & Technology Foundation recognized my project (m-CASH) among the TOP 12 Technology Business Plan at the level of Arab World countries during the Technology Business Plan Competition,Oct. 2009.
- Second Place Winner in the "Technology Business Plan Contest" for the Year 2009 finals that was held at the level of Palestine and organized by PICTI and Intel.
- Star of the year 2002 prize by Palestine Cellular Communications Company, Jawwal.