GSMA Director General tours BIG by Orange Jordan during his visit to the Kingdom

 

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Orange Jordan welcomed the Director General of the GSM Association (GSMA), Mats Granryd, accompanied by GSMA Chief Regulatory Officer, John Giusti and Jawad Abbassi, GSMA Head of MENA, at BIG, Orange Jordan’s growth-mode startup accelerator program at the Grow Building at the King Hussein Business Park. Granryd met with Jordanian mobile industry stakeholders in order to assess the sector in Jordan and plan for future support.

During his visit to BIG, Mats Granryd was welcomed by Orange Jordan, Deputy CEO and CFO Raslan Deiranieh and Director of PR, CSR, and Corporate Communications Rana Dababneh, along with BIG Season 3 startups. BIG, which offers support to entrepreneurs, particularly those who already have products, and connects them to all that is essential to grow their businesses, was presented, in addition to showing that the concept of BIG came as an integral part of Orange’s new five-year strategy, Essentials 2020, and its corporate social responsibility strategy, which focuses on entrepreneurial growth. The representatives from Orange shed light on the diverse projects of the currently participating startups and discussed potential for support and knowledge exchange.

Commenting on the visit, Deiranieh said: “It is with immense pleasure that we welcome the Director General of the GSMA, Mr. Granryd, to BIG. We also hope that this visit will yield fruitful cooperation to support BIG startups, in order to provide them with full assistance in the form of mentorship, resources, and information, which will further allow them to grow and positively impact the socioeconomic future of the country.”

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with almost 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers, and internet companies, as well as organizations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also holds industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas, and the Mobile 360 Series conferences.



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