Yasser AlobaidanChairman at Jawraa
Yasser Alobaidan is a visionary leader who connects industries through digitization and leverages digital disruption to transform how governments and industries function.
In his current role as Founder and CEO of Jawraa, Yasser directs the company’s operations, including its subsidiaries and each of its five business units. Under his leadership, Jawraa received Saudi Arabia’s first mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) license, securing its position as an
industry pioneer. Yasser is the architect behind the company’s continuing expansion with long-term projects across the public and private sectors.
A prominent technology and communications thought leader in the Middle East, Yasser has a particular interest in how technology can empower the education sector, creating more engaging distance learning and in-classroom experiences. He has built the foundation for Saudi Arabia’s MVNO industry, propelling the nation’s digital transformation forward as well as opening up a new market segment. In the private sector, Yasser is an in-demand expert who is especially well-known for his ability to move digitization horizontally across multiple industries and effectively manage operational complexities, including cost optimization and strategic planning for complex organizations.
As an entrepreneur, Yasser has co-founded and launched several successful tech start-ups, including Meditari, RUSSAD, and Shades House. He is responsible for spearheading revenue growth for a number of companies, transforming them into multi-million dollar enterprises. Able to build effective connections between media, telecoms, and the IT sector, Yasser is a sought-after board member who serves on the board of MeemPlatform,and is Chairman of Edusons and Tharawat Technology.
Yasser has earned several degrees and certifications, including an MBA in Technology Commercialization from the University of Alberta (Canada). He is also an alum of INSEAD’s Advanced Management Programme.
Personally and professionally, Yasser is passionate about digital transformation and how
it is changing the shape of industries and markets around the world. He enjoys public speaking, innovative thinking, analyzing market trends, and spending time with his family.