Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Eng. Olayan M. Alwetaid

Group CEO
stc

Mr. Khalid Ahmed Balkheyour

President and CEO
Arabsat

Eng. Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Badran

CEO
Mobily

Eng. Maziad Bin Nasser Alharbi

CEO
stc - Kuwait
Acting

Dr. Andrew Arowojolu

Chief Regulatory Officer
Zain - Kuwait

Background

SAMENA Telecommunications Council’s Board of Directors is a body of elected and appointed chief executives or organizational heads of telecommunications companies that are officially part of SAMENA’s membership. The Board currently has seven founding permanent members, made up of CEO personnel from networks operating in the South Asia – Middle East – North Africa (SAMENA) region, four rotating operator CEO’s and CEO of SAMENA Telecommunications Council.

The institution of the SAMENA Board of Directors is governed by the SAMENA Telecommunications Council Charter of Bylaws, effective as of April 4, 2007.

  • SAMENA Accelerator

    Accelerating Fiber & IPv6+ Deployment to Catalyze New Business and GDP Growth
    October 20 | Dubai UAE

  • The 12th Global MBB Forum 2021

    5Grows Together
    Oct. 13-14 | Dubai UAE

  • Industry Reports

    Digital Economy Report 2021
    Cross-Border Data Flows And Development: For Whom The Data Flow


    The State of Broadband 2021:
    People-Centred Approaches for Universal Broadband
    September 2021


    Executive Summary
    21st Century Financing Models for Bridging Broadband Connectivity Gaps
    September 2021

  • Press Release

    SAMENA Council Identifies Two-Pronged Challenge of Expediting 5G Development and Connecting the Still Un-connected...


    UN Broadband Commission Releases Key 21st Century Recommendations to Finance Sustainable Broadband Development and Closure of the Digital Divide in the 21st Century

  • Leaders' Summit 2021

    8th April 2021
    “Championing Digital Economic Growth from Policy to Reality”

  • SAMENA Trends

    June-August 2021
    Thriving in the Era of Digital Interdependence and Sustainability Challenges

  • Latest Open Consultations

    CITC - Public Consultation on “Spectrum Auction of 2100 MHz for Non-Terrestrial Networks Information Memorandum”


    TRA Oman - Consultation Paper on "Regulating Execution of Services in Telecommunications Field"

  • Latest Video

    SAMENA Council CEO Bocar BA shares insights with CNBC on industry trends, needs and issues in view of expanding Digital Economy

  • Latest Member Updates

    stc completes its digital services with 16 towers, 4 communication stations and 15 coverage vehicles
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    “SAMENA Accelerator – UBBF” Calls for Action to Achieve Ultra Broadband Policy Enablement and to Timely Address Challenges Facing Fiber Deployment and IPv6 Migration in the Region
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