Saeed Basweidan is the Chief Executive Officer at Ajyal Talent Management. He leads DarkMatter Group’s Education practice which seeks to advance knowledge transformation by embedding digital talent in the Group’s services.
Saeed has more than 16 years of leadership and project management experience in the fields of telecommunications, IT, smart building automation and cybersecurity and brings a strong background in technology integration, new media and data analytics.
He was previously Senior Vice President of Technology Research at DarkMatter, responsible for Cyber Technology Research across a range industry sectors and technology disciplines.
Prior to joining DarkMatter, Saeed was the Executive Director of Technology and Applied Research at the Signals Intelligence Agency (SIA), leading technology strategy, planning, design, project implementation and delivery, as well as system efficiency and commercial negotiations.
Prior to this, Saeed was Senior Vice President of Business Development at Mubadala Development Company, an investment arm of the Government of Abu Dhabi; CEO of Khazna Data Centre and COO of Injazat Data Systems.
In earlier roles with Mubadala, Saeed was a Senior Manager in the Services Division of Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), he established numerous bilateral agreements with international telecom giants in his role as International Carrier Relations Manager at Emirates Integrated Telecom Company (du). He also held positions at SamaCom, a Dubai Holding company, where he led the FALCON cable landing station for du, enabling the telecom operator to launch an International Telecom Service.
Saeed earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Computer Science & Electronics Engineering from Weber State University, USA.