FaceOf: Tariq Enaya, Saudi Telecom Co. executive

Dr. Tariq Enaya is a senior vice president at the STC
Updated 30 October 2018
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FaceOf: Tariq Enaya, Saudi Telecom Co. executive

  • In 2001, he did his Ph.D. in computer engineering from the same institution.
  • In August 2014, he joined the STC as a senior vice president of its enterprise business unit

Dr. Tariq Enaya is a senior vice president at the Saudi Telecom Co. (STC) enterprise business unit.

He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Florida Institute of Technology, US.

In 2001, he did his Ph.D. in computer engineering from the same institution.

During the course of study, he received awards like the “Outstanding Electrical Engineer Student Award” and the “Florida Tech Outstanding Graduate Student Award.”

In 2005, he joined Intel Corp. as a business development manager in the Middle East and Africa. A year later, he moved to Cisco Systems and worked there for the next eight years. His experience at Cisco helped him gain great insight into the dynamics of his profession. He joined Cisco as the strategic accounts country leader and was promoted as a managing director.

In August 2014, he joined the STC as a senior vice president of its enterprise business unit. He was appointed to the position to lead the transformation of the STC into a local and global leader in the field of communications technology.

Under his leadership, the STC has formed an unmatchable team and business unit by taking young talent and experienced people on board to work together to achieve a joint goal.

The Saudi Ministry of Hajj also recognized his professional approach and abilities in 2003 and he was awarded the minister of health’s award for Operational Excellence during  Hajj. 

Speaking at the recently concluded Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, he said the smart cities-associated technology investments worldwide would reach $158 billion by 2022. The figure is expected to reach $2.7 billion in the Middle East and Africa.

He cited examples of smart city applications in areas of emergency, transportation, tourism and security services. He pointed out that with the advent of digital technologies, emergency services can also be managed digitally. 


MiSK, Qiddiya team up for internship program 

Updated 25 March 2019
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MiSK, Qiddiya team up for internship program 

  • Interns will work on entertainment mega-project
  • Program open to university seniors and new graduates

RIYADH: A new internship program for young Saudis has been launched in the Kingdom, following a partnership between Misk Foundation and the Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC).

The program runs from June 16 to Aug. 31, 2019, and provides an opportunity for university seniors and recent graduates to be part of Qiddiya, an entertainment mega-project located 40 minutes from Riyadh.

Interns will have the chance to work at Qiddiya’s corporate offices alongside professionals from around the world and will be placed across 12 departments.

They will learn and develop skills that are required to succeed in their professional lives.

They will also gain exposure to QIC’s culture and learn from executives with over 20 years of experience across several sectors. 

QIC CEO Mike Reininger said: “We are contributing directly to the Saudi Vision (2030 reform plan) by creating a richer lifestyle for Saudi citizens while spurring innovation in the creative, hospitality and entertainment sectors. This unique opportunity allows students and fresh graduates to experience what it takes to be part of the change in Saudi by giving them the chance to work alongside a group of both local and international seasoned professionals. Thanks to this partnership with MiSK, we will be training the next generation of industry leaders.” 

Application to the program is open for those with fewer than two years of professional experience. Candidates must show strong academic credentials and submit a short video as part of their application.

King Salman led the Qiddiya ground-breaking ceremony in front of a global audience last April.

The project is aimed at helping to stem the $30 billion a year which Saudis currently spend abroad on tourism, and has the backing of the Kingdom’s Public Investment Fund.

It targets local, regional and international tourists and will be Saudi Arabia’s preeminent entertainment, sports and cultural destination.

It is expected to be the world’s largest entertainment city by 2030, with a total area of 334 square kilometers, surpassing Walt Disney World in Florida, which is only 110 sq. km.