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The American Chamber of Commerce in Libya (AmCham Libya) hosted a briefing from Dr. Faisel Gergab, Chairman of LPTIC (Libya Post, Telecommunication and Information Holding Company) regarding commercial opportunities for U.S. companies in the Libyan ICT (Information and Communications Technology) sector.

As well as Dr. Gergab, we are grateful to the representatives of key LPTIC subsidiaries for participating as panelists in this important briefing.

Dr. Gergab was introduced by Daniel Liss, Economic Officer at the U.S. Embassy to Libya.

Topics under discussion included:
  • An overview of commercial opportunities for U.S. companies in the ICT sector in Libya
  • LPTIC success stories
  • Payment assurance mechanisms for ICT projects
  • Expectations for developments in 2021
  • Strategies from AmCham Libya about how to engage in Libya if you aren’t currently active in country

About Dr. Faisel Gergab

Dr. Faisel Gergab was appointed as the Chairman of the Libya Post, Telecommunication & Information Holding Company (LPTIC) in March 2013. Dr Gergab has the overall responsibility for managing the ICT sector in Libya. LPTIC’s portfolio includes the two mobile operators (Libyana & Al Madar), four fixed line operators (Hatif Libya, Al Jeel, Libya International Telecoms Company and Libya Telecoms & Technology Company), the real estate operator (Al Bouniya) and the Libyan Post Company.

Dr. Gergab started his career in London with Mott MacDonald and later joined Royal Dutch Shell where he held senior positions for flagship offshore and onshore projects in the UK, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

He has a BSc from Oxford Brookes University in Civil Engineering and an MSc and PhD in managing asset integrity from the University of Surrey, UK. He is the author of several publications on the durability of offshore and onshore facilities.