Tunisie Telecom, the incumbent telecommunications operator in Tunisia, has a new CEO. This is Syrine Tlili, previously director of the National Agency for Electronic Certification (ANCE). She succeeds Samir Saied, who has resigned since last May.
Syrine Tlili holds a PhD in Information Systems Security from Concordia University (Canada). She also obtained her Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA) and her National Diploma of Engineer from the National School of Computer Science of Tunis.
Since her arrival at the head of ANCE in October 2014, she has led a series of projects aimed at building a framework of digital trust that propels sustained growth of the digital economy at the national level.
Among the major projects it has carried out, the establishment of the national PKI in accordance with international standards, the construction of an integrated management system in accordance with ISO 27001: 2015 and ISO 9001: 2008 standards.
She has also led types of projects including the design and delivery of security awareness as well as penetration testing, risk management and security assessments.
The manager was an assistant professor at the University of Carthage from 2012 to 2014 in areas related to cybersecurity. She was visiting professor at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada in 2013 and 2014.
Syrine Tlili also headed the Open Source Software unit at the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies from 2009 to 2012. From 1999 to 2004, she headed the Systems and Network Security Department of the Tunisian Agency for Internet.