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Tareq Amin

CEO - Rakuten Mobile

Tareq Amin currently serves as Group Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of Rakuten, Inc. and Representative Director, Executive Vice President, and Chief Technology Officer of Rakuten Mobile, Inc.

At Rakuten Mobile, Amin is leading the design and rollout of the company’s next-generation fully virtualized cloud-native mobile network in Japan. Leveraging technologies across the cloud, virtualization, OpenRAN, and end-to-end automation, the Rakuten Mobile network offers greater flexibility, scalability, security, and resiliency, and revolutionizes the way mobile services are provided and consumed. Full-scale commercial LTE service began in April 2020, with a 5G service launch following in September of the same year. Amin is also heading the development of the Rakuten Communications Platform, a cloud-native telco platform that enables telecommunications companies and enterprises around the world to build secure and open mobile networks at speed and low cost.

Before joining Rakuten Mobile in 2018, Amin served as Senior Vice President of Technology Development and Automation for Reliance Jio. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Technology Development and Automation organization, including innovation, development, and operations. His organization led software development, systems engineering, next-generation access networks, technical operations, and R&D. Amin drove end-to-end network design and deployment to meet coverage, capacity, and performance needs of India’s largest green field LTE TDD network, supporting industry-leading data connectivity and innovative services such as VoLTE/HD Voice and eMBMS.

Prior to this, Amin served as Vice President of Carrier Solutions for Huawei, where he led the company’s strategy for all major technologies and solution innovations, and as Senior Director of National Planning & Performance at T-Mobile, where he managed all budget allocation of capacity, performance and software development related expenditures across USA markets.

Amin holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Portland State University in Oregon.