Eng. Sultan embarked on his new role as CEO of Saudi Mobile Telecommunications Company (Zain) on July 1st of this year, 2018. Eng. Sultan has an impressive track record of accumulated experience in the telecommunications sector.
Eng. Sultan’s first role at Zain Saudi Arabia was when he joined the company in 2009 as Director of Network Planning. He then was assigned a number of roles before becoming Chief Technology Officer, then Chief Operating Officer; a role which enabled him to play an impactful role in the development of the company's operations on commercial and technical levels, in addition to improving subscriber experience.
Al-Deghaither worked on developing and setting up Zain’s network in Saudi Arabia to cover more than 98% of the inhabited areas. He was the head of the 4G network team; a project that was launched by the company in 2011, making Zain the first operator to launch this service in the Kingdom. He also led (Project Reload), one of the largest projects in the history of the company, with an investment of 4.5 billion Saudi Riyals behind this project.
Al- Deghaither, who holds a bachelor's degree in communications and electronics engineering from King Saud University, will commence the strategic transformation the company is undergoing to fully utilize the tremendous growth opportunities available in the Kingdom's telecommunications sector.