About Us

Our Team and Our Mentors

An STC initiative

Our Team

Khaled Alhussain
InspireU Head

An experienced senior Telecom Manager, with executive level experience in all areas of the industry. Commercially astute and knowledgeable in developing business and commercial feasibilities, corporate and market strategies and negotiating joint ventures and partnerships. Known for building in-house centers of excellence and creating innovation.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering from King Saud University, and evolving over several years worked with leading consultancy companies in helping telecom operators developing end to end services and platforms. He then migrated to Business Management of IT and Telecoms services, ensuring that commercial delivery is centered on a deep understanding of the technical fundamentals of the ICT sector.
He now manages the Inspire program, the Kingdom’s first ICT Accelerator, an initiative by STC

Khaled Alhussain
InspireU Head
Saud AlHawawi
InspireU Consultant

Saud AlHawawi, holds a Diploma degree of Computer Programming from Institute of Public Administration. He has more than 10 years of experience in technology, website content, digital marketing, events, mentorship and entrepreneurship. He is one of the founders of Tech-wd.com, which is the biggest tech website in MENA and a partner in other websites.

Saud AlHawawi
InspireU Consultant
Feras Alheraish
InspireU Project Manager

Feras Alheraish, holds a bachelor degree of Telecommunication from King Saud University, as well many professional certificates CCDA, CCIP, JN-CIA-M, and PMP. He has more than 8 years of experience in network engineering, consumer marketing, and corporate business devolvement and innovation. His career background is mainly in networks and marketing planning, technical and business analysis, project management, and business development & digital innovation.

Feras Alheraish
InspireU Project Manager

Our mentors

“Advice is cheap, but mentorship is worth its weight in gold” ,

At InspireU we look for three great qualities when chosing our mentors—

Candor, Competence and Experience.

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Khaled Alsaqer
Khaled Alsaqer
Director of Innovation

Holds an MBA from University of Leicester, International Business Management high diploma from University of Cambridge, as well as diploma in Total Quality Management (TQM). He has more than 14 years of experience in strategy development, project management & performance management. His background and experience are mainly in strategy management, business planning & analysis, financial analysis, business development & innovation.
Khaled has Business Planning & Consolidation, Corporate Strategy, and Innovation Management experience within a Business Development capacity at STC.

Director of Innovation
Nasser Alsaadon
Nasser Alsaadon
Business Development & Innovation GM at Saudi Telecom Company

Holds a bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering from King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals and Master of Science (MS), MBA from king Saud university. He possess over 18 years of experience which spans across  a variety of topics; from go-to-market strategy development, to product portfolio optimization, service development and management, strategic and business planning, to performance management and reporting. He held several senior positions in STC latest is Business Development & Innovation GM

Business Development & Innovation GM at Saudi Telecom Company
Thamer Elrayes
Thamer Elrayes
Director, Digital Innovation

Holds Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from The Ohio State University. He has 24 years of experience with focus on Information & Communication Technology strategy and Digital Business Development. His main specialties are ICT Strategy Development, Trends analysis, business planning, ICT vertical and horizontal adjacencies business development and digital innovation concept/business case development, investment and strategic partnerships and alliances.

Director, Digital Innovation
Essam Alzamil
Essam Alzamil
Founder & CEO at Remal IT

Essam AlZamel is a technology serial entrepreneur. Essam has over 10 years experience in the technology industry. He is the founder of Remal IT, a leading technology company which owns and operates one of the largest networks in the Arab world, reaching millions of visitors per month. Essam was awarded “Young Entrepreneur of The Year” by Prince Salman Young Entrepreneur Award in 2009. Essam Has founded multiple successful and innovative products

Founder & CEO at Remal IT
Suhail Alkowaileet
Suhail Alkowaileet
Senior Developer

Eng. Suhail Alkowaileet, Web and Android App developer, developed Qamosi and Tatbeke Apps for the android, developed for web Apps under .net platform, and interested in web technology

Senior Developer
Eng. Naif Ali AlQazlan
Eng. Naif Ali AlQazlan
Social Media Communications Manager

Naif Al Kazlan is considered one the main social media networks developers. At the end of 2012 he launched “Mtwtron” which is an Arabian twitter community that includes statistics and a classified directory of all Arabs using twitter, he has more than a quarter of a million followers.
He has also devolved “fresh pictures” which is an Arabic portal for journalistic pictures that works in harmony with social network like twitter, Facebook, Instagram, mailing lists, and portals.
The service has close to 450K followers, plus it reached over 24.7M twitter accounts with images appearing in tweets over 1.5B.
He also founded “Jawaz Safar” a community of Arab travelers who provide User Generated Content
For twitter and Instagram.
Naif has worked with the Ministry of Health to spared health awareness on twitter, he has also founded “Weqaya Project” to ensure blood reserves and the need over social network.

Social Media Communications Manager
Muteb Alobeiwi
Muteb Alobeiwi
Country manager of PayFort

Country manager of PayFort Gulf electronic payments, and part of the team working on the development of e-commerce and e-payment in the GCC and Saudi Arabia in particular. PayFort supports startups in Saudi Arabia, and helps entrepreneurs to launch their projects in the local and GCC markets.

Country manager of PayFort
Mutaz Ghuni
Mutaz Ghuni
Technical and analytical entrepreneur

Technical and analytical entrepreneur with experience in both local and global markets. A maker who helped founding several startups and take them from 0 to millions of dollars. Has the ability to collect the right data, answer the right questions and set the right metrics to create scalable startups. Deep understanding of both the E-Commerce and the social platforms local and global markets with focus on user journeys and behavior analysis.

Technical and analytical entrepreneur