Deputy Minister for Technology Industry and Digital Capacities, Ministry of Communications and IT (MCIT)
Dr. Ahmed Altheneyan is currently working as Deputy Minister for Technology Industry and Digital Capacities at Ministry of Communications and IT.
Dr. Ahmed has a combination of hands on practical work experience and solid educational experience. He has more than 22 years of experience in the Computer Science discipline, 15 years of them are in the Telecom sector.
In 2002, Dr. Ahmed has obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Old Dominion University. While working on his Ph.D., he has worked as a Research Assistant at ODU from 1997 to 1998, and at NASA Langley Research Center, from 1998 to 2000 in which he was involved in a wide range of network and distributed computing activities. He joined then Trendium (Telco Solution Provider) from 2001 to 2002 as Senior Member of Engineer working on the design and implementation of OSS platform.
From 2003 to 2015, he joined the Telecom sector in Saudi Arabia working at STC and mobily where he played several roles ending up with the Chief Technology Operations Officer at mobily looking after IT and Network. He then joined Ministry of Defence, Minister Office as CIO and Technology Advisor from 2015 to 2017.