President and CEO
ARABSAT

A graduate of California State Polytechnic University Pomona, obtaining his Master Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1981.

Mr. Balkheyour has 25 years of experience in the Telecommunication field starting with the Saudi Ministry of PTT later known as Saudi Telecommunication Company (STC). He was the Vice President of Operations and Maintenance.

He held the position of Executive Vice President for Marketing and Sales in Lucent Technologies, formerly known as AT&T, from 1999 to 2003.

In May 2003 he was selected to head the Arab Satellite Communications Organization (ARABSAT). Mr. Balkheyour is also the chairman of Hellas-Sat and the Vice Chairman of Al Thuraya, Sudatel Board Member.