Tareq Amin

CEO, Rakuten Mobile and Rakuten Symphony

Tareq Amin

Speaker Bio

Tareq Amin is a technologist, business leader and entrepreneur with nearly two decades of experience driving telecom innovation.

Amin joined Rakuten Group in 2018 as the first chief technology officer of Rakuten Mobile, leading the design and roll-out in Japan of the world’s first fully virtualized cloud-native mobile network.

Amin launched Rakuten Symphony, a Rakuten Group company, in August 2021 with a vision to reimagine telecom for a hyperscale era, delivering the convergence of IT and telecom networks. As the CEO of Rakuten Symphony, Amin has taken the company from start-up to industry disruptor, introducing to the market his bold vision of mobile as a software. Believing that traditional tools used by industry incumbents are outdated and do not meet the demands of modern connectivity, and drawing on the proven technologies and operating principles of hyperscale leaders, Amin has overseen the creation of the industry’s first modern, industrial-scale automation platform built specifically for telecom.

In 2022, Amin was appointed as chief executive officer of Rakuten Mobile to ignite the next stage of growth in Japan and drive synergies between the global business and Rakuten Mobile.

Prior to joining Rakuten in 2018, Amin was a key contributor to the transformation of the mobile industry in India as Senior Vice President of Technology Development and Automation for Reliance Jio. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Carrier Solutions for Huawei and as Senior Director of National Planning & Performance at T-Mobile.

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

A leading voice for the future of telecom and champion for the democratization of the industry, Amin is dedicated to revolutionizing the way we communicate and collaborate in the digital age.