Director
Group CEO,
Ooredoo

Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani was appointed as Group CEO of Ooredoo in November 2015.

Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani joined Ooredoo (when it was Qtel) in 1990. Since then, Sheikh Saud has gained a wide range of experience in internal communications, personnel administration, human resources and policies and procedures.

During his time at Ooredoo, he has served as Assistant GM Human Resources, Director of Internal Communications, and Executive Director, General Services. He has handled key projects like the restructuring of the organisation in 1998, the structure review in 2000 and the job evaluation and compensation review with Ooredoo’s auditors KPMG. In 2005, Sheikh Saud was appointed Executive Director of Special Businesses, which saw him and his unit handle Ooredoo’s cable television, payphone, yellow pages, directory and coast station services. In 2007, he was named Executive Director of Group HR. He was also a member of the Ooredoo Steering Committee for the Doha Asian Games Organising Committee.

Sheikh Saud became CEO of Ooredoo Qatar in 2011. He has led Ooredoo Qatar to build on its position as the country’s preferred communications provider and has supported the expansion of its product and service portfolio, in addition to making Qatar one of most successful and consistent markets in the group. Ooredoo Qatar’s strong market performance was illustrated by the 2012 capture of over two-thirds of Qatar’s overall market revenue growth, half of the mobile market revenue growth, and four-fifths of all new mobile customers – success that continued throughout his tenure as CEO.

He has held key positions across the Ooredoo Group, including Chairman of the Board for Ooredoo Kuwait; Deputy Chairman of Ooredoo Oman; and Board Member for Asiacell. He is also a Board Member for Arabsat; Board Member for Hellas-Sat; and Board Member for INJAZ Qatar.

Sheikh Saud has a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from Western International University, in Phoenix, Arizona. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.