The Saudi Telecommunication Group provides integrated mobile, fixed and broadband communications services to over 126 million subscribers in 10 markets including Saudi Arabia. Headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Telecom Company(STC) is the largest telecommunications company by market capitalization, total revenue and number of employees in the Arab State region. Strong leadership coupled with strategic investments have increased shareholder value and enabled STC to provide 98% coverage and the introduction of new products and services (3G, 3.5G, LTE, Blackberry, IPTV, MMS) in Saudi Arabia while successfully expanding into foreign markets (Kuwait, Bahrain, Indonesia, India, South Africa, Turkey, Malaysia, Lebanon, and Jordan).
STC has also been recognized as an industry top performer by winning prestigious awards such as the King Abdul Aziz Quality Award, Transparency Award for Saudi Stock Companies and Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has assigned STC strong (A+) and (A1) ratings to making STC the first telecom company in the region to attain this strong rating, and one of the top five rated telecom companies in the world. With a very strong balance sheet, modern network facilities, a customer centric organization and a committed work force, STC will continue to grow and expand both locally and internationally.
|Based in||Saudi Arabia (Kingdom of)|
|Domains||Mobile ; Fixed ; Broadband ; Internet|
|ITU Global Directory||Saudi Telecom|
|Khaled Abdulaziz Al Ghoneim|
Dr. Al-Ghoneim is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Telecom Company (STC). He joined STC from Al-Elm Information Security Company, where he was the Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Al-Ghoneim has more than 23 years of experience in Information Technology field including 23 years of experience as a professor and researcher. Dr. Al-Ghoneim has widespread experience in Information Technology industry. Known for his business transformational skills, Dr. Al-Ghoneim was responsible for turning around Al-Elm Information Security Company which was a small cost center company to a large profit making organization.
Dr. Al-Ghoneim has worked as an IT Consultant for Ministry of Defense and Aviation (K.S.A.). He has also worked in various internationally reputed universities as Assistant Professor and Visiting Researcher. Moreover, he was awarded several distinctions in IT related fields for his academic and research achievements.
Dr. Al-Ghoneim graduated with Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from King Saud University, Riyadh, with first class honors. He then completed his Masters degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Dr. Al-Ghoneim also holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. In addition, Dr. Al-Ghoneim has completed several international management and leadership programs from institutions such as INSEAD, IMD and London Business School to name a few.
Dr. Al-Ghoneim was the Chairman of the board of Saudi Computer Society from 2001 to 2004. Currently, he is a Board member of the National Gas and Industrialization Co. (GASCO), National Water Company (NWC) and others.