Engineer Haithem M. Alfaraj currently serves as Group Chief of Technology Officer. Mr. Alfaraj leads
stc's development, operation, and telecom infrastructure innovation, including Analytics & IT Platforms
& Solutions and Cyber Security Infrastructure. He overlooks exploring emerging technologies, assesses
their application to the company's business, and recommend new strategies and solutions. He is also
responsible for the company's industry standards engagements and technical community programs.
Previously at stc, Haithem served as Vice President of Operation Sector where he leads challenging
transformation programs that exceled technical operational performance of stc’s communication
Haithem joined stc in 2016 from Etihad Etisalat, Mobily Company, where he was Chief Technology
Operations Officer. He spent 11 years with Mobily with leadership positions for infrastructure and
service management operations. Before that, he worked in Saudi Aramco for four years.
He is holding Bachelor in Computer Engineering from King Fahad University in Dhahran and enrolled in
multiple executive leadership programs from Harvard Business School, INSEAD, plus other institutes and
continue his master in Hult International Business School.
Haithem is the board member of Tawal, C4IR KSA & Chairman of the board in stc Cyber Security
Mr. Alfaraj is an experienced technology executive who possesses extensive technical knowledge
supported by a well-rounded business foundation. His strong leadership skills, relationship management
abilities, and ambition to create value through a transformation help him execute many successful
transformation projects around people, processes, culture, and technology.