By partnering with Intel on CEWA, KACST has positioned itself at the forefront of the development of wireless technology, networks and applications for the region.
In addition, CEWA is heavily geared toward research and development and offering managed services.
The CEWA initiative mirrors the three fundamental pillars of Intel's Digital Transformation Initiative -- that of fostering education, innovation and research, and will contribute to Intel's commitment to developing the skill sets of the region's future generations for the new knowledge economy.
CEWA gives us a unique and valuable facility to significantly accelerate research, learning and understanding of wireless technology.
Igor Leprince, Senior Vice President and Head of MEA at Nokia Networks, said: David has a very strong knowledge and track record in several key management positions in telecom companies, and he will be able to build on his experience and continue to develop business in this dynamic CEWA region.
The CEWA region is an exciting market where we have the opportunity to implement the innovative portfolio that Nokia, as the world s specialist in mobile broadband, offers to network operators.
With his strong track record in international sales and operations, I am confident that he will drive our ambitious plans across the CEWA region.
Commenting on his appointment, Sal said: I am delighted to take on this challenging role in the CEWA region.