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Eng. Ziad Al-Musallam praises the wise leadership's efforts aimed at improving the security and stability of the country and its people and confirms the company's commitment to embodying the ambitious Saudi Vision 2030
Riyadh, April 13, 2021: Eng. Ziad Al-Musallam, CEO of the Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), a Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) company, extended his sincere congratulations and good wishes in his name and on behalf of the company's employees, to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense - may Allah protect them, the royal family, the honorable Saudi people, and all Muslims, on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan. Al-Musallam wished God the Almighty to bring peace and blessings to the Arabic and Islamic nation.
Eng. Ziad Al-Musallam praised the wise leadership's efforts aimed at improving the security and prosperity of the country and its people, noting the State's significant efforts to ensure the comfort and stability of the citizens and residents, especially concerning the health efforts and measures aimed at preserving public health and combating the novel coronavirus. By providing the coronavirus vaccine for all citizens and residents in the Kingdom, as part of the Kingdom's government's tremendous endeavors since the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic. Actions that have clearly shown the extent of concern and care and generous spending to preserve the security and safety of the citizens and residents.
Eng. Ziad Al-Musallam emphasized that AEC strives to achieve the ambitious Saudi Vision 2030 regarding economic diversification and promote the non-oil economy as one of the Vision's main enablers. By providing digital solutions, intelligent platforms, technical support, contributing to the digital transformation journey, localizing 50% of total military and security spending, upgrading the industrial sector, and creating new job opportunities within the framework of Saudi Vision's ambitious goals 2030. An ambition cemented in the company's leading position in electronics, technology, and industries, especially in its four primary sectors: defense and aerospace, information and communications technology, energy, and security, making it a key player in achieving the Vision's objectives.
Riyadh, March 21, 2021: The Board of Directors of the Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), a Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) company, announced the appointment of Eng. Ziad bin Houmod Al-Musallam as CEO managing the company's business effective March 18, 2021, to succeed H.E. Mr. Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Duailej, who was appointed, by a royal decree, as Head of the General Authority of Civil Aviation with the rank of a minister.
Eng. Walid Abukhaled, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), said: "I congratulate Eng. Ziad Al-Musallam for assuming the CEO's duties, and praise his extensive expertise, many achievements, and long career, most of which he spent with AEC. I wish Eng. Al-Musallam, all the best, and I look forward to working with him to continue strengthening our company's leading position in the fields of electronics, technology, and manufacturing industries, accelerating the pace of our operations, and enhancing our contribution to localizing 50% of the Kingdom's military spending as part of the Vision 2030 objectives."
“I also extend my wishes for continued success to His Excellency Mr. Abdulaziz Al-Duailej, who leaves his position after nearly four years of work, collaboration, and achievement. He contributed to strengthening the company's position in terms of human and knowledge localization, raising the company's contribution to the local content, and contributing to achieving the ambitious goals of Vision 2030.", added Eng. Walid Abukhaled
Eng. Al-Musallam has held the position of Executive Vice President of Engineering & Operations since 2017, and previously held the position of Senior Vice President of Engineering and Development of the company between 2014 and 2017, where he was responsible for managing the company's technical and engineering operations through the Engineering and Development Department. He also held the position of Senior Vice President and acting General Manager of the Energy Business Unit between 2015 and 2017, wherein he supervised the study and approval of industrial products in the energy sector. He joined the company's Operations Department as a test engineer in in 1991. Eng. Al-Musallam began his career in 1988, working as a design engineer at the National Information Center at the Ministry of Interior.
Eng. Al-Musallam has a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering from King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has attended management programs from INSEAD as well as several other technical and management courses.
Eng. Al-Musallam expressed his gratitude to the Board of Directors for their confidence and conveyed that he is looking forward to strengthening the company's leading position in electronics, technology, and industries. And to intensify its role as a major player in achieving the relevant goals of the Kingdom's Vision 2030 and support the AEC's three decades of achievements.
Established in 1988 and headquartered in Riyadh, AEC has built a firm standing in Saudi Arabia's military industries sector over more than three decades. The company designs, develops, manufactures, maintains, and repairs advanced systems and products in the defense and aerospace, information and communications technology, security, and energy sectors. It employs more than 2,200 employees, 85 percent of whom are Saudis, who include over 500 highly skilled and certified male and female engineers working in various fields.
Sponsorship comes within AEC's efforts to support the academic sector and develop national talents in technical fields.
Riyadh, 10 March 2021: The Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), a Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) company, announced its sponsorship of the College of Computer and Information Sciences’ graduation project ceremony and exhibition at Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University. The event's sponsorship, held at the college's headquarters in Riyadh, reflects AEC's efforts to support the academic sector in the Kingdom and develop national talents in technical fields.
AEC Executive Vice President of Shared Services and Corporate Affairs Eng. Abdullah Al-Gadi expressed his pride in sponsoring the event, stating that it reflects the company's great interest in the educational journey and its commitment to facilitating knowledge and refining the skills of the nation's youth. He noted that the company is building its reputation not only as a leader in manufacturing and development but also in women's empowerment as an investment in human capital. He explained that the company had made great strides in empowering women as it currently employs around 221 women in various manufacturing jobs.
"Promising Saudi talents are waiting for the opportunity to soar in the world of creativity, and we look forward to more cooperation between AEC and the College of Computer and Information Sciences at Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University to enhance the development of national talents; thereby resulting in outputs that greatly contribute to advancing development, women's empowerment and achieving the Kingdom's aspirations," Al-Gadi said.
The ceremony began with verses from the Holy Quran and speeches by the Dean of the College, the Vice-Rector of Educational Affairs, and supporting companies' representatives. Attendees reviewed the exhibition's various sections and specializations, and the supporting companies recognized the graduation projects, the organizers of the exhibition and competitions, and the members of the competition jury. The winning graduation projects for the undergraduate stage and the graduation projects in participation with other colleges for the undergraduate stage were recognized. Students participating in the design of the graduation projects brochure and the NEOM competition were also recognized.
Established in 1988 and headquartered in Riyadh, AEC has built a firm standing in Saudi Arabia’s military industries sector over more than three decades. The company designs, develops, manufactures, maintains, and repairs advanced systems and products in the defense and aerospace, information and communications technology, security, and energy sectors. It employs more than 2,200 employees, 85 percent of whom are Saudis who include over 500 highly skilled and certified male and female engineers working in various departments.