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Dr. Khaled H. Al Biyari

CEO, The Saudi Telecom Company (STC)

Profile

Dr. Biyari is the CEO of Saudi Telecom Group (STC). He joined in May 2013 as Senior Vice President (SVP) for Technology and Operations then served as COO. Dr. Biyari served as Chairman of STC Solutions, Vice Chairman of STC VIVA Kuwait, Vice Chairman of OTL, and Board member of both Turk Telecom and Avea. Prior to joining STC, he served as SVP and GM at Advanced Electronics Company. 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).

Dr. Biyari is a member of a number of professional organizations. He 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 the ICT Industry in Saudi Arabia. He was also a member of the Executive Committee responsible for KFUPM’s long-term strategic plan. In 2009, the Council of Ministers elected him to the Board of Directors of the Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA) in Saudi Arabia on which he served until 2015. Dr. Biyari holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1990, and his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from KFUPM in 1983 and 1985, respectively.