Dr. Eng. Ahmed Salman Al-Sulaiti is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Qatar National Broadband Network (Qnbn) and one of the foremost Qatari industry professionals shaping the ambitious digitization agenda of the country. With rich local experience in the telecom sector, Al-Sulaiti ensures that Qnbn is delivering an innovative state-of-the-art broadband network.
Al-Sulaiti brings massive experience and technical skills to Qnbn, matched by management and leadership qualities. As CEO, he spearheads the operations in building Qatar’s next generation national fiber-optics infrastructure. Prior to establishing Qnbn, Al-Sulaiti was the Manager of National Broadband Network at ictQATAR.
Previously, Al-Sulaiti was Senior Manager of the Customer Service Continuous Improvement Department at Qatar Telecom (Ooredoo). Al-Sulaiti was also Head of Improvement Department at Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation. During 12-year tenure, he was instrumental in building and managing the end-to-end fiber-optics infrastructure where he had a leading role in implementing the biggest fiber optic network in Qatar amounting to 6000KM of fiber, reaching remote areas and extending the fiber optic footprint in the country. He also helped establish 3 state of the art control centers; namely the National Power Control Center, Power Distribution Center and Water Control Center. He was honored with the award of Certificate and Medal for leading the transition of the Electricity National Network from analogue to digital.
Al-Sulaiti holds a Doctorate of Administration, a Master’s Degree in Business Research, and a Master of Business Administration from Swiss Business School (SBS) in Zurich, Switzerland. His doctorate thesis is titled ‘Empowerment and Performance – A model of deciphering managers and employee empowerment in project management for Qatar Vision 2030 during the era of globalization’. Al-Sulaiti also holds a B.Sc. in Electrical and Telecom Engineering from Qatar University. Furthermore, he has successfully participated in many industry-leading courses from a variety of respected global institutes. Dr. Al-Sulaiti is one of the executive leaders group, groomed by Qatar Leaders Center in 2015.
Gariballa A. Mohamed is Chief Legal Officer of Qnbn with over 20 years professional experience. Prior to joining Qnbn he gained wide-ranging experience through working as a member of core teams in several prestigious projects in the Middle East.
As a member of the Project Thuraya team which culminated in the creation of the largest satellite communications company in the Middle East, Mohamed negotiated the billion dollar satellite procurement contract. He was also a key member of the team responsible for the privatization of The Sultanate of Oman’s Telecom Sector.
Before coming to the Middle East, Mohamed held a legal research position at the University of Ottawa, Canada where his practice covered corporate, commercial, telecom, intellectual property, labor, contracts, insurance and international law. Mohamed has a Masters in Law from Washington College of Law and a law degree from the University of Khartoum, Sudan.