Aziza N. Khalil, Finance Expert in Mississauga, ON, Canada
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Aziza N. Khalil

Verified Expert  in Finance

Management Consulting Expert

Mississauga, ON, Canada
Toptal Member Since
May 17, 2022

Aziza is a seasoned economic researcher with over a decade of experience in the telecom and regulatory fields. Possessing strong analytical skills, she has the ability to interpret complex data and provide actionable insights. Aziza is highly organized with a proven track record of delivering high-quality research projects to different stakeholders (from governmental to international organizations).

Career Highlights

Economic Studies Manager
National Telecom Regulatory Authority

Certification Highlights

Digital Marketing Fundamentals
University of Edinburgh
Inclusive Growth
IMF Institute

Case Studies

Work Experience

Data Acquisition Specialist

2023 - PRESENT
  • Reviewed the latest promotions and offers for mobile plans on operator websites and generated concise reports that covered available cellphone deals.
  • Conducted market research and analysis on cybersecurity firms in the US.
  • Carried out routine checks on automated scrapers on data collection, such as telecom pricing.
Focus areas: Data Analysis, Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA), Remote Work, Client Presentations, Competitor Analysis & Profiling, Go-to-market Strategy, Market Research Analyst, PowerPoint Design, Go-to-market Plans, Market Opportunity Analysis, Market Sizing

Economic Studies Manager

2020 - PRESENT
National Telecom Regulatory Authority
  • Created a financial and economic diagnostic report detailing performance data on all local telecom providers showcasing 10 distinct metrics for the authority.
  • Collaborated with various department heads to identify new opportunities in the market, delivering four new revenue stream initiatives, such as data centers, startup deals, and digital payments. This raised the telecom sector to a 5% GDP contribution.
  • Utilized strategic business tools such as regulatory impact assessments and PEST analysis to study the economic impact of telecom initiatives on the local market and deliver market insights with regard to 5G, IoT, and others.
  • Prepared a 5-year strategic plan for the growth of the telecom sector in Egypt detailing five initiatives with a forecasted 50% increase in broadband and mobile penetration.
  • Developed four sector-specific climate change initiatives and policies, such as e-waste regulation and operators' reporting on energy consumption and GHG consumption for Egypt's 2050 National Climate Change Strategy (NCCS).
  • Mentored a team of four economic and financial researchers on various research tools and techniques, delivering four individual economic reports biannually.
  • Participated in the ITU Study Group 3 representing Egypt on the international, Arab, and African regions level on several economic, policy, and tariff issues such as mobile roaming, digital identity, OTTs, and International Internet Connectivity.
Focus areas: Research, Business Analysis, Policies & Procedures Compliance, Strategic Planning, Remote Work, eCommerce, Internet Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Client Presentations, Growth Strategy Consultants, Growth Strategy, Competitor Analysis & Profiling, Competitive Strategy, Market Research & Analysis, Financial Statements, Startups, Business Strategy, Go-to-market Strategy, Business Models, Market Research Analyst, PowerPoint Design, Market Entry, Go-to-market Plans, Market Opportunity Analysis, Market Sizing

Co-manager of The Egypt Hub

2018 - PRESENT
Sabeel Community
  • Planned and organized all Sabeel's spiritual retreats in Egypt, and each has drawn over 150 attendees for the past four years.
  • Built and trained a volunteer base that helped organize and oversee logistics of all Sabeel events.
  • Created a community to further form and nurture rooted in the inherited wisdom of the timeless prophetic teachings.
Focus areas: Fundraising, Event Planning, Event Marketing, Remote Work, Affiliate Marketing, Client Presentations, Event Management, Digital Marketing Strategy, Business Strategy, Go-to-market Strategy

Business Development Director

2020 - 2023
Falcon Smokers
  • Built the social media pages and website for Falcon Smokers, as well as the online payment platform through Shopify.
  • Organized year-round events to increase brand visibility across Cairo.
  • Developed a marketing strategy plan for Falcon Smokers to make it available in B2B channels.
Focus areas: Startup Consulting, Marketing, Remote Work, eCommerce, Internet Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Client Presentations, Digital Marketing Strategy, Startups, Business Strategy, Go-to-market Strategy

Senior Economist

2009 - 2019
National Telecom Regulatory Authority
  • Developed market, economic, and sector analysis to inform business strategy related to the telecom sector.
  • Analyzed information from international reports by organizations such as the IMF to deliver comprehensive data-driven reports.
  • Published a quarterly newsletter internally showcasing the status of the telecom market in Egypt.
  • Participated in six international conferences and workshops and delivered talks about the role of the telecom sector in emerging markets and digital financial inclusion.
  • Generated, analyzed, and reported data to forecast market trends and explain economic phenomena.
Focus areas: Analysis, Economics, eCommerce, Research, Telecommunications, Market Research Analyst, PowerPoint Design, Market Entry, Market Sizing

Research Coordinator

2008 - 2009
British Egyptian Business Association
  • Aligned Egyptian businesses with British investors and increased business ventures between the UK and Egypt.
  • Built a database of Egyptian companies and businesses to promote trade and investment.
  • Wrote and edited all BEBA media statements, reports, and weekly newsletters.
Focus areas: Market Research, Business Development, B2B, Client Presentations, Growth Strategy Consultants, Market Research Analyst, PowerPoint Design
2004 - 2008

Bachelor's Degree in Economics

Cairo University - Cairo, Egypt

2001 - 2004

French Baccalauréat (BAC) in Economics

Lycée Français d'Amman - Amman, Jordan


Digital Marketing Fundamentals

University of Edinburgh


Macroeconomics of Climate Change | Science, Economics, and Policies

IMF Institue



Harvard University


Inclusive Growth

IMF Institute


Financial Development and Financial Inclusion

IMF Institute


Innovative Business Models for Expanding Fiber-optic Networks and Closing the Access Gaps

World Bank


A Systemic Approach to Financial Inclusion

World Bank


Competition Policy in The Digital Age


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