Mr. Khalid Murshed is the Chief Technology & Information Officer of Etisalat UAE, from e& (formerly known as Etisalat Group).
He brings over 24 years of experience to the telecom industry, where he has realized the Etisalat UAE’s strategic priorities in line with the Group’s transformation ambitions as a global technology and investment conglomerate. A technology visionary, Murshed is charged with making executive technology decisions on behalf of Etisalat UAE, focusing on driving value creation through the strategic application of new technologies which impact business growth and enhance customer experience. He is responsible for sustaining the company’s digitalization leadership and empowering a culture of innovation so that the company remains agile, increases operational efficiency and stays digitally resilient for the future.
Previously, he was CTO at Etisalat Misr, where he was instrumental in enabling strategic innovation and improving operational efficiency by converging both networks and IT infrastructure successfully, thereby strengthening the company's market position as it augmented the value delivered to customer segments.
Mr. Khalid has garnered a wealth of business experience from working in critical executive roles across the UAE, KSA and Egypt, where he steered the building of optimal communication networks and systems according to the Etisalat UAE strategic objectives. Throughout his career, he has exercised thought leadership in bringing rapid digital change in a dynamically changing marketing environment and keeping with the ever-evolving customer behaviors for a digital-throughout lifestyle.
Prior to working with Etisalat, he was the Vice President of Mobile Access Networks at du (Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company), where he successfully drove the complete roll-out of the full access network. Before that, he was appointed Network Development Director at Mobily, overseeing the KSA Central Region, where he led strategic campaigns for launching the mobile network during the Haj season.
Mr. Khalid joined Etisalat UAE in 1998 as part of the Mobile Planning department. He graduated from Khalifa University with a Bachelor’s degree in Telecom Engineering and is a member of various global industry associations such as FTTH Council, ITU, TM Forum and Gartner.