STC’s new appointments in line with Vision 2030

Updated 14 January 2019

STC’s new appointments in line with Vision 2030

The Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has announced new appointments of a number of senior Saudi executives. These include the appointments of Haithem bin Mohammed Al-Faraj as senior vice president — technology and operations; Alayan bin Mohammed Al-Wateed as senior vice president — customer unit; Badr bin Abdullah Al-Lahib as vice president — operation sector in the technology and operations unit; Abdullah bin Mohsen Al-Owaini as vice president — applications sector in the technology and operations unit; and Riyad bin Hamdan Al-Enzi as vice president — customer care sector in the customer unit.
STC CEO Nasser bin Suleiman Al-Nasser said that STC is committed to empowering Saudi cadres based on their qualifications and expertise and to appointing qualified young Saudis in leadership positions, in order to enhance the performance of the STC Group. This, he said, is in line with STC’s “pivotal role in enabling the digital transformation of the Kingdom’s public and private sectors in accordance with Vision 2030.”
Al-Nasser added: “This also comes in line with STC’s ‘Dare’ strategy to lead the transformation and development in new paths, especially with the rapid changes in the global ICT sector.”
STC is a leading telecommunications company in Saudi Arabia that offers landline, mobile, internet services and computer networks.


International falconry events announced for Riyadh

Updated 26 August 2019

International falconry events announced for Riyadh

RIYADH: The Saudi Falcons Club has announced two major falconry events to be held in the Kingdom later this year, further strengthening Saudi Arabia’s importance as an international center of falconry excellence.

The 2nd King Abddulaziz Festival of Falconry will be held at the purpose-built falconry showgrounds on Qassim Road, Riyadh (Mulham exit) from December 1-16, while the 2nd Saudi Falcons and Hunting Exhibition will be held in Riyadh from October 11-15.

Falconry has always been closely associated with the Arabian Peninsula and is an important part of the cultural heritage of Saudi Arabia. Indeed, the sport was ascribed on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage in 2016.

Today there are more than 20,000 active falconers in Saudi Arabia who are represented by the Saudi Falcon Club, which was established by royal decree in 2016 in order to stage international falconry events and competitions within the Kingdom, and to protect falcons and other migratory birds from predation and habitat loss.

For more information about the exhibition, festival and falconry in Saudi Arabia, go to: http://sfc.org.sa/en/home-en/