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Maher Al-Mamlouk, President, Cypress Corporation

Maher Al-Mamlouk
Cypress Corporation

Cypress Corporation

Maher Al-Mamlouk, a renowned businessman and consultant, established Cypress Corporation. Headquartered in Dubai, Cypress Corporation initially specialized in engineering and telecommunications service and consultancy in the Middle East. After expanding in 2004, it grew to an international company and runs numerous business activities in various industries. 

In addition to founding Cypress Corporation, Maher Al-Mamlouk is the chairman of Mamlouk International Group (MIG), a holding company that is involved in education and unbiased news coverage through the Greater Middle East gate. He is also a consultant for several international telecommunication carriers. Maher Al-Mamlouk is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineering. He is also an affiliate of the Arab Thought Foundation and the Arab Thought Forum. 

How can telecommunications technologies help humanity? 

It’s all about connections. It’s evident: Cconnections are at the heart of transformation. Over the years, telecom has orchestrated a global shift, fostering a seamlessly connected ecosystem. With the advent of new technologies like AI and the growing dependence of various industries on telecommunications, the potential for further solidifying telecom’s indispensable role in society is evident. What was once limited to essentials like water and electricity for a city’s needs has evolved to include telecom as an intrinsic and vital component. This evolution signifies the profound impact of telecommunications, shaping an interconnected world where it has become an essential aspect of people’s daily lives.

Is it important for companies to continue to innovate their organization or offerings, and why?

Certainly, continuous innovation within companies is paramount. The dynamic nature of the modern world presents a scenario where each organization experiences transient periods of significance before newer trends emerge. This phenomenon necessitates adaptability, particularly in industries subject to rapid technological advancements. Remaining agile and evolving in tandem with these changes is crucial. In our industry, this adaptability is vital to align with the ever-evolving technological landscape. Adapting to emerging technologies ensures relevance, enabling companies to meet evolving consumer demands. By embracing innovation, organizations sustain their competitive edge, paving the way for long-term success in an environment characterized by rapid shifts and ever-changing consumer expectations. 

What value does PTC hold for you/your company?

PTC holds significant value for my company as it offers a platform to widen my network and foster growth. Being a small entity, PTC enables me to connect with like-minded professionals in the industry, fostering a sense of community. This affiliation grants access to a network of individuals sharing similar aspirations, facilitating collaboration and opportunities for expansion. Overall, PTC serves as a valuable avenue for networking and collaboration, aiding in the advancement and development of my company within the industry.

How does PTC fit your company’s goals or career purpose? 

PTC aligns with our company’s goals as it emphasizes the Pacific region. One of my company goals involves enhancing connectivity between the Middle East and the Pacific region. By integrating the Middle East into this network, I aim to foster improved connectivity, aligning with PTC’s focus. This synergy allows us to bridge gaps and facilitate enhanced communication and collaboration between these regions, contributing to our company’s overarching objectives and my personal career aspirations.

What advice would you share with current and future graduates interested in this field?

For current and future graduates interested in this field, I’d emphasize adaptability and historical context. Understanding the industry’s evolution highlights its rapid changes and anticipates future transformations. Being adaptable is crucial in navigating this dynamic landscape. Learning from the industry’s history provides insights into the magnitude of past changes and aids in anticipating the scope of future developments, preparing graduates to embrace and thrive in an ever-evolving environment.

What is something that not that many people know about you? 

Not widely known: My career began incidentally. Initially a civil engineer, I entered the industry when a company required an earth station. Initially managing a single project led to several more, steering me away from construction. Transitioning into the voice sector and subsequently into data marked a significant departure from my original field, illustrating an unexpected yet pivotal shift in my career trajectory.

About Cypress Corporation
Cypress Corporation is a well-established international firm spearheading diverse business ventures across the MENA region. Collaborating closely with partners and clients, we strive to unlock new global business prospects by offering strategic insights drawn from our extensive market expertise. Our spectrum of services extends to advocating and promoting the interests of international businesses, aligning their objectives with strategic lobbying efforts. With a dedicated focus on fostering growth and seizing emerging opportunities, we aim to facilitate thriving international ventures for our partners and clients.

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