Khalid Ahmed Balkheyour

Holding a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Balkheyour has accumulated over 35 years of experience in the telecoms and space industry.

Khalid launched his career at the Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, which later became known as Saudi Telecommunication Company (STC). Between 1999 and 2003 and prior to joining ARABSAT, he was the Executive Vice President for Marketing and Sales at Lucent Technologies in the MENA region.

In 2003, Balkheyour was selected to head ARABSAT as its President and CEO and he is also the Chairman of Hellas Sat subsidiary of Arabsat as well as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Thuraya Telecommunications Company.