Zuhair A. Azhar

Saudi Arabia
Position and Company: 
Founder and CEO DLT

Visionary, dynamic, highly accomplished C level leader with an outstanding track recordin putting overall company strategies and long/short-term plans for corporate expansion while identifying new markets through the creation of channel partner networks; a member of the advisory group for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) E-Government second action plan in the E-Government Program (yesser).

Mr. Azhar is also:

Goodwill Ambassador of the Islamic Chinese Relations Council

Founder Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Content Services Holding Company - csc

Founder Chief Executive Officer (CEO)Distance Learning & Training Company - DLT

Founder Chief Executive Officer (CEO) East Gate International for Library Services -EGI

Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Logistics(CEO)  & Electronics International - SALEC

Managed SALEC Operations across 45 countries located throughout the Middle East, Africa, Balkans, and CIS. And managed bids to operators for the supply of AT&T/Lucent equipment for several infrastructure projects including the Gateway Switch in Armenia ($6M); the third GSM licensed provider in South Africa ($250M), Vodafone National Fiber Optic backbone network in Greece ($9.5M), a network management system for OTE ($2.5M), and others.


Mr Azhar is als Founder and CEO of Tuwaiq Communications Company:

·    Systems Integration

·    E-Learning Solutions

·    CISCO Gold partner

·    Juniper Elite partner

·    Strategic partnership with CADS (a non- profit US governmental organization & Research Center, and Development Related to Security of Information and Technology Projects).


Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Elstar Middle East Company - EME

·    First ever partnership with Global Crossing to cover the regions of KSA and MENA.

·    The first ever private company to provide voice, data, and video services (Triple Play Services "over Broadband") to the Saudi market through Saudi Telecom Company.


Founder and Shareholder of Optical Communication Company (OCC)

·    A Saudi public company (incepted by Eng. Azhar) that has been granted through a Royal Decree the second fixed landline to deliver fixed communication services in the KSA.

·    The largest Fiber Optic Network in the KSAwith an infrastructure value of $3 Billion.

·    The first ever American company in the telecom industry to invest in the KSA.


Accomplishments (selected):

·    Expanded KSA Logistics and Electronic Company (Salec KSA) with subsidiaries in Egypt, UAE, Greece and RSA (Salec Services Johannesburg and Salec Services Cape Town).

·    Expanded the international sales network within 8 months to cover 45 countries in the EMEA region, establishing a sales presence as the first Global Partner of Lucent Technologies.

·    Managed the first ever partnership with Global Crossing to cover the regions of KSA and MENA (www.globalcrossing.com).

·    Managed the first ever strategic partnership with Verizon Business.