Khalid Balkheyour Khalid Balkheyour

With over 30 years of experience in the telecoms industry, Khalid Balkheyour has held the role of the president and CEO of the Arab Satellite Communications Organisation (ARABSAT) since 2003.

Balkheyour came to ARABSAT from Lucent Technologies where he was the executive vice president for marketing and sales from 1999 to 2003.

Prior to that, he was the vice president of operations and maintenance in the Saudi Ministry of PTT, later known as Saudi Telecommunication Company (STC).

He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University Pomona in 1981.

Khaled Biyari

Group CEO, Saudi Telecom Company

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Khalid Balkheyour

President and CEO, Arab Satellite Communications

Khalid Balkheyour has over 30 years experience in the telecommunications industry.

Masmood Sharif Mohammad

CEO, YahSat

Prior to his role as CEO, Masmood Sharif Mohammad held the position of deputy chief executive officer for Yahsat.

Mikkel Vinter

Founder and Director, Virgin Middle East and Africa

Mikkel Vinter is the founder and director of Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa, with close to 20 years of telecom experience.

Muna Al Hashemi

CEO, Batelco Bahrain

Muna Al Hashemi was appointed as chief executive officer for Batelco’s Bahrain operations in August 2015, following seven months as acting CEO.

Osman Sultan

CEO, du

Osman Sultan was appointed CEO of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, du, starting 1 January 2006.

Rafiah Ibrahim

SVP and Market Head, Ericsson Middle East & Africa

Rafiah Ibrahim has held various leadership positions within the Ericsson Group since 1996.

Saleh Al Abdooli

CEO, Etisalat Group

Eng. Saleh Al Abdooli serves as the chief executive officer of Etisalat Group and has been associated with the Group since 1992.

Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Badran

CEO, VIVA Telecom, Kuwait

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Khaled Biyari

Group CEO, Saudi Telecom Company

Khaled Biyari first joined Saudi Telecom Group in May 2013 as the senior vice president for Technology and Operations.

Khalid Balkheyour

President and CEO, Arab Satellite Communications

Khalid Balkheyour has over 30 years experience in the telecommunications industry.

Masmood Sharif Mohammad

CEO, YahSat

Prior to his role as CEO, Masmood Sharif Mohammad held the position of deputy chief executive officer for Yahsat.

Mikkel Vinter

Founder and Director, Virgin Middle East and Africa

Mikkel Vinter is the founder and director of Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa, with close to 20 years of telecom experience.

Muna Al Hashemi

CEO, Batelco Bahrain

Muna Al Hashemi was appointed as chief executive officer for Batelco’s Bahrain operations in August 2015, following seven months as acting CEO.

Osman Sultan

CEO, du

Osman Sultan was appointed CEO of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, du, starting 1 January 2006.

Rafiah Ibrahim

SVP and Market Head, Ericsson Middle East & Africa

Rafiah Ibrahim has held various leadership positions within the Ericsson Group since 1996.

Saleh Al Abdooli

CEO, Etisalat Group

Eng. Saleh Al Abdooli serves as the chief executive officer of Etisalat Group and has been associated with the Group since 1992.

Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Badran

CEO, VIVA Telecom, Kuwait

Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Badran is a telecommunications professional with extensive experience in managing large scale telecommunication projects.