28 February 2018
| James Pearce
Saudi Telecom Company has appointed Nasser Bin Sulaiman Al Nasser as acting CEO of the company, replacing Khaled Bin Hussain Biyari, who has been appointed as assistant minister of defence for executive affairs by the Saudi government.
The kingdom made a raft of royal
decrees, which included the replacement of a number of Defense
Ministry officials. This included naming Biyari as assistant
defense minister, leading to his resignation from STC.
The STC board approved his resignation after more than three
years in the role, saying: "The Board of Directors expressed
their thanks and appreciation to HE Dr. Khaled Bin Hussain
Biyari for his excellent efforts during the tenure of the CEO
of the Company, wishing him success in his new position."
Current chief operating officer Al Nasser will initially
take on the role of acting CEO for a six month period, STC said
in a statement.
He has extensive experience in the telecommunications sector
started with the launch of mobile services in 1996, where he
played a key role in the establishment of the mobile network
and its expansions. He then moved to CITC, where he played a
key role in opening the market and issuing mobile and data
Al Nasser has also held positions with Mobily, looking after
the network and technology sector, before joining STC as senior
VP for technology and operations in 2015.
Nasser Bin Sulaiman Al Nasser,
Khaled Bin Hussain Biyari,