Khalid Omar al-Kaf
Company: Ethihad Etisalat (Mobily)
Position: Managing director and CEO
Biography: Khalid Omar al-Kaf has been managing director and CEO of Mobily since July 2005, following a year spent as a start-up project manager at the company.
Al-Kaf began working for UAE-based Etisalat in 1986, liaising closely with French vendor Alcatel for software development and later with Japanese communication infrastructure company Fujitsu. In 1987, he moved to work as a project engineer for switching development in Etisalat’s operations and maintenance division.
Al-Kaf was later appointed general manager of Etisalat’s network services division, where he played a key role in building the operator’s third-generation mobile network in the UAE. He has a bachelor of science degree from George Washington University in the US.
During his time at Mobily, Al-Kaf has raised $2.87bn of sharia-compliant debt finance.
Contact: (+966) 1 273 5050
Company website: www.mobily.com.sa