Press Release

Outvise, the largest freelance talent platform in telecoms, is delighted to announce that Shabkhez Mahmood is joining us as a Commercial Partner. As the COO of Aion Digital, a leading GCC fintech, Shabkhez is one of the most prominent business and technology professionals in the Middle East & APAC regions.

Shabkhez has extensive experience in telecoms, finance, media and consultancy. Before Aion Digital, he worked with EY, Kinnevik AB, Jazz and PwC, leading advisory projects for numerous TMD clients. These included BT, BNET – Bahrain Network, Etisalat, Viacom, Metro International, Batelco and Omantel, to name but a few.

In his role as an Outvise Commercial Partner, he will be integral to brokering valuable relationships between the regions’ key telecoms players and our network of experts.

On his partnership with Outvise, Shabkhez said:

“I’m extremely excited to begin this collaboration with Outvise. The Middle East & APAC markets are exploding right now and Outvise provides the talent we need to drive this growth. I’m thrilled I’ll be playing a role in connecting big players and startups alike with specialists from all over the world.”

Eusebi Llensa, CEO and executive in charge of the Middle East and Africa region, said:

"We are thrilled to build this trusted partnership with you Shabkhez Mahmood. Together, we can further expand the reach of new and innovative talent sourcing tools like Outvise to connect top talent and clients globally."

The Middle East & APAC are indeed exploding – which is why this partnership couldn’t be more timely. According to statistics published by McKinsey & Co. in 2016, the Middle East alone claimed 8% of global telecoms revenues, with a 3.5% annual growth rate. Today, growth continues along this dynamic path as investment in technology and youthful demographics spur demand. Estimates project that in the Middle East & APAC regions, the number of unique subscribers will go over 3 billion by 2025 – representing a compound annual growth rate of 1.5%.

Outvise is excited to play a part in making the Middle East & APAC more connected. Outvise freelancers operate across borders, time zones and cultures, opening up a wealth of expertise to telecoms providers all over the world. Shabkhez is just one of these invaluable connections and we look forward to making many more.

Outvise ( finds and connects the best digital & TMT experts with companies that require deep expertise to deliver on their projects. We do this by building and managing a global community of specialised freelancers, finding collaborative ways to serve our clients and experts to deliver greater value and satisfaction to both parties.