Published Date : 18th March 2019
VIVA’s Board appoints a new CEO Al-Harbi as successor to Al-Badran

Kuwait - 17th March 2019: VIVA, Kuwait’s fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, announced that VIVA’s board has approved during its meeting held on Thursday, 14 March 2019, the appointment of Eng. Mazyad Bin Nasser Al-Harbi, as Chief Executive Officer, effective Sunday, 14 April 2019.

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdulrahman, Chairman of VIVA, said: "The appointment of Eng. Mazyad Al-Harbi marks the culmination of a series of successes and achievements ten years after the inception of VIVA." He added: "The new CEO will receive the torch today from Badran who endeavored for over a decade with the support of a

professional team to make VIVA a leading telecommunications company in the region, and we are confident that Al -Harbi who owns high competency and strong bio will lead the company to rise its performance and the quality of services, support the digital transformation and the launch of 5G commercially in Kuwait that will radically transform the concept of communications and internet."


Al-Harbi has held numerous positions in prestigious companies in Saudi Arabia, recently the CTO at Mobily since 2015. At STC, he served as vice president of the residential sector between 2011 and 2014 and general manager of network services solutions between 2007 and 2011, and “Al-Jawal Implementation Manager in 2007.


He served as Deputy General Manager of Services at Huawei from 2005 to 2006, Senior Manager - Worldwide Sales Services at Lucent Technologies between 2003 and 2005, Senior Manager - Implementation between 1999 and 2003 and Senior Engineer between 1996 and 1999. In addition to engineer at the Saudi Electricity Company between 1995 and 1996.

He holds a BS in electrical engineering from King Saud University in Riyadh in 1995.

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