Kais Al-Essa

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Kais Al-Essa is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Sahara Net, a leading ISP in Saudi Arabia.

Kais Al-EssaKais is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Sahara Net, a leading ISP in Saudi Arabia. He was able to make Sahara Net the 1st business to offer any kind of Internet services to the public in Saudi Arabia back in 1994. Today, Sahara Net is a leading business oriented ISP offering integrated Internet solutions and services to businesses of all sizes in Saudi Arabia.

Kais graduated from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)
with a BSc in Computer Engineering with a minor in Networking. He then
joined Saudi Aramco, the largest oil company in the world, for 5 years as a
Business Systems Analyst and then as an IT Group Leader. Then he left to
work on his private business, Sahara Net full time and he remains in Sahara
Net to date. Kais played major roles in defining the company’s strategy
until it achieved prestigious recognitions such as the largest hosting
company in Saudi Arabia and among the largest 3 ISPs.

He is interested in all aspects of cooperation between businesses. He is
certified in ITIL and as a Security Auditor (BS7799 and ISO 17799).