Ziad bin Houmod Al-Musallam was recently appointed the CEO of the Advanced Electronics Co. (AEC), a Saudi Arabian Military Industries company. Al-Musallam has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from King Saud University in Riyadh and a master’s in electrical engineering from the same university. He has attended INSEAD management programs and completed several technical and management courses.
He began his career in 1988 as a design engineer at the Interior Ministry’s National Information Center, joining AEC’s operations department as a test engineer in 1991. Established in 1988, the Riyadh-headquartered AEC designs, develops, manufactures, maintains, and repairs advanced systems and products in the defense and aerospace, information and communications technology, security, and energy sectors. Before his appointment as AEC CEO, Al-Musallam was executive vice president of engineering and operations. He was senior vice president of engineering and development between 2014 and 2017, when he was responsible for managing the company’s technical and engineering operations.
He was senior vice president and acting general manager of the energy business unit between 2015 and 2017, supervising the study and approval of industrial products in the energy sector.Following his appointment as CEO, Al-Musallam expressed his keenness to intensify the company’s role as a major player in achieving the goals of Saudi Vision 2030.