Qualcomm Incorporated has appointed Jihad Srage vice president and president of Qualcomm Middle East & Africa (MEA). For three years, Srage has successfully led the Company’s Middle East and North Africa business and in his expanded role will also oversee Qualcomm’s operations across the African continent. The change is designed to capture the synergies of Qualcomm’s market evolution, partners and opportunities by integrating its Middle East and Africa operations. James Munn, Qualcomm’s vice president of business development for Sub-Saharan Africa, will continue in his current role, reporting to Srage.
Srage joined Qualcomm in 2008 as vice president of business development for the Middle East and North Africa, overseeing the Company’s regional relationships with partners, including network operators, infrastructure equipment providers, mobile handset vendors and value-added service developers. In his expanded role, Srage will lead the execution of Qualcomm’s unified regional strategy and work with partners to expand the availability of 3G and next-generation mobile services and devices.