Dr. Khaled Biyari, CEO of STC Group named Teletimes’ CEO of the Year during GITEX, Dubai’s inaugural day

Dr. Khaled Biyari, Group CEO of STC has been awarded the title of Teletimes’ CEO of the Year 2016 by Teletimes International on the inaugural day of GITEX Technology Week in Dubai.

The award was presented to Dr. Khaled by Mr. Bocar Ba, CEO of SAMENA Council along with Mr. Khalid Athar, Chief Editor, Teletimes International during a ceremony at GITEX Technology Week.

Dr. Khaled H. Al Biyari joined STC in May 2013 as Senior Vice President of Technology and Operations, and then served as COO as well. Currently, Dr. Biyari also serves as the Vice Chairman of VIVA Kuwait amongst other positions he holds in addition to his role at STC. He is a member of a number of professional organizations and has lectured and published numerous papers on communication and information systems. Dr. Biyari has also lectured on technology management and innovation as well as issues related to the ICT industry. Dr. Biyari holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from KFUPM.

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Mr. Khalid Athar (Left) and Mr. Bocar Ba (middle) presenting the award to Dr. Khaled Biyari (right) at GITEX Technology Week, Dubai

Since his appointment as CEO in early 2015, Dr. Biyari has led STC into a new era of success. His initiatives have included a key focus on expansion, introduction and incubation of new technologies as well as CSR amongst other things. He has led the company towards increasing its customer base, introducing new solutions for these customers and achieving greater overall customer satisfaction. His vigilant and dynamic leadership has also helped create an environment and culture that grooms talent and innovation to create value.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Bocar Ba said, “I am honored to present the Teletimes’ CEO of the Year award to Dr. Khaled Biyari. The award comes as a recognition of his great services to the company and the telecom industry at large. His dynamic leadership has led STC to huge success and we wish that he will continue his great work in the coming future”
While receiving the award, Dr. Biyari said, “I am grateful to the Teletimes team for this honor. I want to share that this journey has always been a team effort and the successful results are the outcome of a great performance by the great team at STC. The entire team deserves credit for the outstanding performance and I am glad to receive this award on behalf of them.”