Salman Al-Badran, CEO of Mobily

Salman Al-Badran
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Updated 13 April 2020

Salman Al-Badran, CEO of Mobily

Salman Al-Badran has been CEO of Mobily since April 2019. Al-Badran attained his bachelor’s degree in electrical, electronics and communications engineering in 1996 from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran.

He began his career with Saudi Telecom Co. (STC) from January 2008 to December 2008, working as project director for the company’s VIVA launch where he completed tasks such as managing the implementation of a cellular network in almost 800 outdoor sites and 120 in-building systems in six months.

He also worked at Kuwait Telecom Co. VIVA (now STC), as a chief technical officer from December 2008 to December 2010, where he managed the expansion of the network to a one million subscriber capacity and implemented the High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA+) mobile broadband services that are most desired in the Kuwait telecom market.

He then became its CEO from January 2009 to April 2019, giving him 15 years of experience in the field of wireless telecommunications.

Recently the London-based Brand Finance, a leading independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy, issued its annual brand valuation ranking where Mobily was named the ninth most valuable brand in Saudi Arabia, moving three notches up the scale and increasing in value by 31 percent to reach $1.1 billion.

Al-Badran said: “The Brand Finance ranking testifies to our company’s hard work and steadfast achievements over the past period. Our efforts at all levels and across all departments over the past years translated into more satisfied customers due to ongoing enhancements in the quality of our services, and thus all indicators followed suit.”


Drop in COVID-19 daily deaths as 30 die in Saudi Arabia

Updated 11 July 2020

Drop in COVID-19 daily deaths as 30 die in Saudi Arabia

  • Ten percent of all new cases were recorded in Riyadh
  • A total of 2,181 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded 30 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, the lowest daily rate in the Kingdom for a week.
The health ministry also confirmed 2,994 new confirmed cases of the disease.
Ten percent of all new cases were recorded in Riyadh with the capital reporting 285 cases. Hufof recorded 226 new cases, Jeddah 221, Dammam 211 and Taif 152.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 165,396 after 2,370 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 2,181 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.