* Naguib Sawiris, head of Egypt's Orascom Telecom Holdings, has been named by the New York Stock Exchange to join its board's international consultative committee. The Egyptian leading mobile telecommunications company said that Sawiris will be the first Egyptian and Arab to be named to join the committee, whose members are all prominent international figures well-versed in global economy and money markets.

* Asylum Telecom LLC, a global provider of “turnkey” Internet-based communication services and technologies, announced the addition of Laszlo Bognar to its senior management team. Joining as Vice President of Business Development, Mr. Bognar has worked over 15 years in the telecommunication, Internet and satellite operations industries primarily focused on Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA). Mr. Bognar has held senior management positions in business development, technical operations and sales for major technology companies including Econet Carrier Services, Trans World International Interactive and Hughes Network Systems.