Ammar Aker is the Palestine Telecom Group CEO and a member of its Board of Directors. Notably, Paltel Group is the largest employer in the Palestinian private sector.
Before assuming his current position as Group CEO, he was the CEO of the Palestine Cellular Communications Co. Ltd., Jawwal; the first leading cellular operator in Palestine.
Mr. Aker is currently the chairman of the board of directors of VTEL Middle East and Africa (MEA). He is a member of the board for the Palestine Development and Investment Company (PADICO Holding), the largest investment holding company in the country, in addition to his representation on the board of directors of its subsidiaries. He is also currently a member on the board of trustees for An-Najah National University.
Mr. Aker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and an MSc degree in Accounting from Kent State University, Ohio.