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Board of Directors

Nawar Mohammed Bu-Aisha

Chairman of the Board

Nawar Buaisha is the Vice President of the Corporate Banking Department “Riyadh Bank”, and he represents “Riyadh Capital” in the presence of the general assemblies of some listed companies in the stock market. He has been working with “Riyadh Bank” since joining 1996 in a several position.

He has a bachelor’s degree from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in 1994, and a master’s degree in Business Administration (Islamic Banking) from the University of Terbuka in 2011.

Dr. Faisal Ahmed Al-Kadi

Vice Chairman of The Board

Dr. Fasial AL-Kadi is a Vice President of “Al-Kadi Commerce & Industry”, a member of the Board of Directors of “Valley Dammam Company”, the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship “King Faisal University”, the Resource Development Fund “Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University”, and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Business Administration Department at the same university. He is the President and General Manager of "Faiour Enterprises", a partner in “Sibly”, “Dokkan Afkar”, and a member of the advisory board of “ISAM Education” in Spain, and “Vision Capital”.

He holds a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship (2013) and an MBA in International Business (2006) from IE Business School in Spain, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the American University of Sharjah in 2003.

Nabil Dawood Al-Hoshan

Board Member

Nabil AL-Hoshan is a member of the Board of Directors of the "Social Development Bank", a Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of “Aljazira Capital”, a CEO of “Bank AlJazira” (2010 – 2020), and a Managing Director of the same Bank (2013 – 2020). He was a Board Member of “SABB Takaful Company” (2006 – 2010), and held multiple position since 1984, where he worked as Director of the Retail Banking Services Department at “SABB Bank” (2006 – 2010), and as Director of Personal Banking at “Arab National Bank” (2001 – 2006). He held the position of Head of Retail Banking Services in the Eastern Province in “Samba Financial Group” (1998 – 2001), and Head of Retail Banking Department in the Central Region of “SABB Bank” (1984 – 1998).

He has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from King Saud University in 1984.

Kais Abdulhameed Al-Essa

Board Member

Kais Al-Essa is a Founding Partner and the Vice President of Marketing and Sales in “Sahara Net”, Founding Partner in “Vision Ventures”, a member of Coordination Committee For The Middle East Network Operators Group “MENOG” (2010 – 2016), a member of Programs Committee (2009 – 2010), a senior member of the Communications and IT Committee at Eastern Region’s Chamber. He held a position of Group Leader in "Saudi Aramco" (1994 – 1999).

He holds an Executive MBA from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in 2016, and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering in 1994 from the same university.

Haitham Mohammed Bu-Aisha

Managing Director

Haitham Buaisha is a Founding Partner and CEO of “Sahara Net” since its establishment. He is also a Founding Partner of “Vision Ventures”. He served as General Manager at “Al-Nawras for Trade and Industry” (1988 – 2000). He served as the Chairman of Communications and IT Committee at Eastern Region’s Chamber and several other Chamber committees.

He has a degree in Information Systems Management from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.

Leadership team

Haitham Bu-Aisha
CEO & Co-Founder

Kais

Kais Al-Essa
CMO & Co-Founder

Kefah Al-Basha
Operations Manager

Abdullah Al-Shammari
People Manager

Haitham Al-Ayouni
Customer Experience Manager

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CEO Message

Dear clients, colleagues, and friends,

Thank you for your interest in Sahara Net, your quality-driven ICT partner,…

Three decades back in time, I started as a network simple user, then a customer care agent, then a salesman, then became the CEO of a very successful company with the help of an open-minded board of directors. I had to go through all the stages of building a successful business with an honest partner and a team of passionate experts. We together were able to overcome difficulties and pitfalls to deliver a strong portfolio of fine services and products to our clients for more than 30 years.

As a leading ICT organization, Sahara Net delivers full range of data services and solutions to cover and satisfy client’s expectations. I believe that every client is unique, therefore our team is very effective when the client’s specific challenges, needs and objectives are identified. Each day Sahara Net makes a positive difference in corporate’s developments by providing innovative solutions which enable them to achieve their goals.

KPI’s is another new venture for Sahara Net that proved to be fruitful. Our goal is to capitalize on KPI’s to improve quality of output. Clients would enjoy fine results when KPI’s are in place. KPI’s are not only set for staff performance, but they are also meant for many other operational practices such as data center fail-over and redundancy.

My dearest colleagues, Sahara Net staff are the secret recipe for success. We would always count on our staff to achieve the near-impossible results by motivation, development and improving standards. More than a decade back in history the ISO quality certification was very smooth operation to complete “in no time”, thanks to our staff cooperation and organization. With our new integrated internal systems, we would anticipate better results delivered to our valued clients.

We will continue to develop our staff by training, support in higher education and academic achievements. Our human capital was and still the most important element when it comes to challenges and difficulties. Empowered managers coupled with proper customers feedback, helped us to cut time when it comes to bureaucratic procedures and systems. This is how we value and develop our staff’ diverse talents, initiative and leadership. Simply by investing in their skills.

Our newly optimized business lines (Cloud and Cyber Security) would help our clients to minimize cost of ownership and achieve better results with lower expenditure to impact their budgets positively. So, stay tuned, and enjoy our offerings. We absolutely welcome your thoughts and ideas.

Yours,

Haitham Bu-Aisha

CEO, Sahara Net