FaceOf: Tariq Enaya, Saudi Telecom Co. executive

Dr. Tariq Enaya is a senior vice president at the STC
Updated 30 October 2018
0

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. 


Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

Updated 18 June 2019
0

Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

JEDDAH: The Jeddah Season festival has provided a wide range of seasonal employment opportunities for young Saudi men and women, helping them gain experience and prepare them to enter the job market.

More than 5,000 young Saudis are working around the clock, each in his or her field, to manage the festival’s activities.

The festival aims to highlight development opportunities in Saudi Arabia, introduce the Kingdom as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, support the government’s efforts to empower Saudi youths, support local small and medium enterprises, develop Jeddah’s tourism sector and provide volunteer opportunities.

Jeddah Season, which began on June 8 and runs until July 18, has attracted thousands of visitors of all ages through its 150 local and international events and activities.

It is being held at five sites: King Abdullah Sports City, Al-Hamra Corniche, the Jeddah Waterfront, Obhur and Historic Jeddah (Al-Balad), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jeddah Season offers a wide range of tourism, entertainment and cultural events and activities, and sheds light on the city’s status as the Kingdom’s tourism capital. Most of its events are being held for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah Season is in line with the Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to advance the welfare of Saudi society, diversify local development opportunities, improve the Kingdom’s contribution to arts and culture, and create job opportunities for Saudi youths.