Dr. Saad Bin Dhafer Al-Qahtani is a Broadband Expert and former member of the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development as well a Member of Riyadh District Council. He was the former Group CEO for Strategic Operations at Saudi Telecom Company group (STC).overseeing Corporate Strategy, Human Capital, Regulatory Affairs, Corporate PMO and Quality Management. Being in this role since June 2011, he is comprehensively responsible for the overall group strategy formulation, readying human capital capabilities, ensuring a sound regulatory environment and effective execution of strategies across STC group through the corporate PMO. Dr. Saad Joined STC since 1988 till 2011 and he was behind the entry on Internet Services in the Kingdom resulted in STC’s success story of multiplying the number of Broadband Subscribers from ~50k at the beginning of 2006, when he was assigned as VP Home BU, to over 2 million by the end of 2010 equivalent of more than 7 million internet users and the creation of the AFAQ DSL and Broadband Jood packages ,IPTV brand for the first time in Saudi (Invision),the first FTTH package in the market (Verve) which help grandly increase the broadband penetration and enrich STC competitive position in Saudi Arabia. He headed the major project of STC Strategy Building. He was awarded the “Best Marketing General Manager Award” by Arabian Business in 2004 under the sponsorship of His Royal Highness Governor of Riyadh District. He was an active member in STC’s leadership team responsible for implementing the new Customer Centric operating model, through developing and driving key customer retention and loyalty programs. Saad is also on the board of Turk Telekom, Avea and the board of INTIGRAL (STC content) which is a Content Joint Venture holding company in Dubai. In addition, Dr. Saad is a board member of Call Centers Company (CCC) and Pantel (Infrastructure and Wholesale Voice Services). Dr. Saad is member of the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development. Saad holds a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration from Nottingham University, an MBA from KSU, and a Bachelor of Engineering from KFUPM.