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Saudi Telecom

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.

CategoryOperators
Based inSaudi Arabia (Kingdom of)
DomainsMobile ; Fixed ; Broadband ; Internet
ITU Global DirectorySaudi Telecom
Websitehttp://www.stc.com.sa
CEO    
Dr. Khaled H. Biyari

Dr. Khaled H. Biyari was appointed as the CEO of Saudi Telecom Group (STC) on April 2015. He served earlier as the Chief Operations Officer and was the Senior Vice President for Technology and Operations when he joined STC on May 2013. He also serves as the Chairman of STC Solutions, Vice Chairman of STC VIVA Kuwait, Vice Chairman of OTL, and a Board member of both Turk Telecom and Avea. Prior to joining STC, he served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager at Advanced Electronics Company (AEC). From 1990 until 1995, Dr. Biyari was a Professor of Communication Systems at the Electrical Engineering Department at King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM).

Professionally, Dr. Biyari is an active member of a number of professional organizations and has lectured and published numerous papers on Communication and Information systems. He has also lectured on Technology Management, Innovation, as well as ICT industry-related issues. He was twice-elected the Chairman of the IEEE Saudi Section. Dr. Biyari also served as a member of the Committee responsible for developing the Long Term National Plan for Electronics Industry in the Kingdom. He was also a member of the Executive Committee responsible for King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)’s long-term strategic plan. In 2009, he was elected by the Council of Ministers to the Board of Directors of the Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA) in Saudi Arabia in which he served until 2015.

Dr. Biyari obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, USA in 1990 and his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from KFUPM in 1983 and 1985, respectively.