FaceOf: Nasser Sulaiman Al-Nasser, Group CEO at Saudi Telecom Co

Nasser Sulaiman Al-Nasser
Updated 14 November 2018

FaceOf: Nasser Sulaiman Al-Nasser, Group CEO at Saudi Telecom Co

  • Al-Nasser has more than 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry and the establishment of the mobile network and its extensions
  • Al-Nasser holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from King Saud University in Riyadh

Nasser Sulaiman Al-Nasser has been Group CEO at Saudi Telecom Co. (STC) since February 2018 and its chief operating officer since January 2015.

He has more than 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry and the establishment of the mobile network and its extensions. His career started in the 1990s when he played an active role in STC GSM network expansions across the Kingdom.

Before joining STC, Al-Nasser was the chief technology officer of Etihad Etisalat Co. between 2007 and 2015. His responsibilities included setting the strategies related to convergence and new technologies, planning and implementing smart networks, and leading business activities such as budgeting.

He also worked at the Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC) between 2003 and 2005 as technical standards and numbering director.

Al-Nasser holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from King Saud University in Riyadh.  He was recently elected as a board member of the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA).

The GSMA board has 26 members, including 25 operator representatives from the world’s largest operator groups. It announced the election of new board members for two years from January 2019 to December 2020.

Al-Nasser said that electing STC as a member of GSMA board is an important achievement for the Kingdom’s communications sector. The membership will enhance the Kingdom’s influence on the international and regional policies regulating the communications sector, he said.


Saudi authorities arrest coronavirus curfew violator after posting haircut video

Updated 26 min 33 sec ago

Saudi authorities arrest coronavirus curfew violator after posting haircut video

  • Saudi prosecutor warned of legal consequences earlier
  • Violators could be fined up to $796,880 and jailed for up to 5 years

DUBAI: Saudi police arrested a man in Al-Qassim who violated coronavirus regulations by bringing a barber into his home, state news agency SPA reported.
Videos circulating on social media showed the man as he asked a barber to come into his house after authorities temporarily closed down barber shops and salons to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The Saudi public prosecutor has previously warned that anyone posting content on social media, including photos or videos showing curfew violations, or the flouting of any rules enforced to prevent the spread of COVID-19 face prosecution.
In a message posted on Twitter, the bureau said that perpetrators will be charged under Article Six of the Information Crime Prevention Law, which carries a punishment of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $796,880. 
The punishment will be applied to violators but informers will not be questioned, it added.