Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Abdel Majeed Melhem is the Chief Executive Officer of Paltel Group.
Melhem started his career with “Jawwal” in 1999, where he held several senior positions, including Sales Director and Customer Care Director.
In 2010, he was promoted by the Board of Directors to the position of General Manager for the sister company Palestine Telecommunications Company "Paltel". Over the next four years Melhem and his team strengthened investment in the network infrastructure, upgrading it with the latest technologies, increasing the spread of Internet services and doubling Internet speeds over Palestine. In addition, during his journey in Paltel, he was able to make the first direct connection to the Palestinian network via the international submarine cable, a critical development that put Paltel on equal footing with other major telecommunications companies operating in the region.
In 2014 Melhem moved back from Paltel to his second family, Jawwal where he held the position of the General Manager from October 2014 until early 2022. In this period as a General Manger of Jawwal, Melhem and his team were successfully launched 3G services across the country, thus enabling a quantum leap in the levels of speed and data transmission in Palestine’s telecommunication infrastructure- a feat now recognized as a national achievement due to the digital transformation undergone in Palestine since.
Following this achievement, Melham went forward still, launching The National Electronic Payment Company “Jawwal Pay” in 2020; an integrated and smart electronic wallet able to facilitate commercial services in digital form. This was another first for the company (and country) obtaining a license from the Palestinian Monetary Authority to create such a system and maintain Palestine’s telecommunication development alongside the most developed nations in the world. Indeed, this innovative service can be considered as a breakthrough step enabling the consumer to complete all daily financial movements quickly and safely.
In recognition of his groundbreaking achievements for both Paltel and Jawwal, and for telecommunication advances in Palestine more generally, alongside his dynamic and forward-thinking management skills, Melhem was promoted to CEO Of Jawwal in February 2022 by the board of Directors.
Currently, Mr. Melhem sits as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for “Jawwal Pay”, is a member of the Board of Trustees of Hebron University, is a part of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of PADICO Industrial and sits on the Board of Directors of Arkan Real Estate Company. In addition to these important business positions, he is also a member of the Executive Office of the Palestinian Olympic Committee.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Financial Sciences from Hebron University, and has attained several specialized certificates in the field of management, financial sciences and marketing from globally recognized international institutions.