Head of the Ambassadors Programme
As head of the Ambassadors Programme, Arran is responsible for raising the profile of the mobile sector in the international development arena through executive positioning, communications and speaking engagements.
Arran joined the GSMA’s Public Policy team in 2012, first as Communications Director for Spectrum and subsequently as Content Director, producing training and reference materials and managing content for the GSMA Ministerial Programme, the government-facing conference at Mobile World Congress, in 2014 and 2015. Previously, Arran worked for Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, a technology communications agency, in a variety of UK-based roles including Editor-in-Chief and Director of Creative Services for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Arran holds a Bachelor of International Studies degree from the University of Washington, Seattle.
Donor Relations Director for the GSMA Foundation
Dania is the Donor Relations Director for the GSMA Foundation, responsible for relationship management and strategic planning with donors.
Dania joined the GSMA Foundation in 2014. She comes from the ICT sector, with extensive experience in the Middle East and Africa, where she headed marketing for Intel and subsequently Nokia for a number of years. She has worked on several multi-stakeholder ICT initiatives and communications programmes with industry and government in those markets.
Dania holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the American University of Beirut