Connect Arab Summit 2012
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Biography of Saad Al Qahtani

Dr. Saad Bin Dhafer Al-Qahtani is currently the Group Chief Strategic Officer at Saudi Telecom Company (STC). He has been with STC since 1986 and was the Vice President of Residential Sector Services and Marketing, Sales &Customer Service before being appointed to his new position in June 2011.

Saad is behind STC’s success story of multiplying the number of Broadband Subscribers from ~150k at the beginning of 2007, when he was assigned as VP Home BU, to over 1.7 million by the end of 2010 equivalent of more than 6 million internet users and the creation of the AFAQ DSL and Broadband Jood packages ,IPTV brand for the first time in Saudi (Invision),the first FTTH package in the market (Verve) which help grandly increase the broadband penetration and enrich STC competitive position in Saudi Arabia. He was awarded the “Best Marketing General Manager Award” by Arabian Business in 2004 under the sponsorship of His Royal Highness Governor of Riyadh District.

He has been an active member in STC’s leadership team responsible for implementing the new Customer Centric operating model, through developing and driving key customer retention and loyalty programs. Saad is also on the board of Turk Telekom, Avea and the board of INTIGRAL which is a Content Joint Venture holding company in Dubai.
Saad holds a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration from Nottingham University, an MBA from KSU, and a Bachelor of Engineering from KFUPM.

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