Muhammad Jamil Ahmad Mulla

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Muhammad bin Jamil bin Ahmad Mulla
Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology
In office
1 May 2003 – 8 December 2014
Prime Minister King Fahd
King Abdullah
Preceded by Office established
Succeeded by Fahad bin Matad bin Shafaq Al Hamad
Personal details
Born (1946-12-12) 12 December 1946 (age 68)
Madinah
Alma mater King Saud University
University of Colorado at Boulder

Muhammad bin Jamil bin Ahmad Mulla (born 12 December 1946) is a Saudi engineer who served as the minister of communications and information technology from 2003 to 2014.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Mulla was born in Madinah on 12 December 1946.[3][4] He is a graduate of King Saud University where he received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering in 1972.[4] Then he obtained a master of science degree in telecommunications from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1979.[3] He also participated in various training programs in different countries.[3]

Career[edit]

Mulla began his career at the ministry of post, telegraph and telephone in 1972, working initially as a radio engineer and then an electrical engineer.[4] Later he served as a Riyadh province manager and general manager of the central region for telecommunications.[4] In June 2001, Mullah was named as the governor of the Saudi Telecom Authority.[5] Next, he was appointed assistant deputy minister and then deputy minister of post, telegraph and telephone in charge of operation and maintenance affairs.[3] He then became the governor of the Saudi communications commission.[6]

Mullah was appointed minister of communications and information technology when the office established on 1 May 2003.[6][7] His term ended on 8 December 2014 when Fahad bin Matad bin Shafaq Al-Hamad was appointed to the post.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments". CIA. 19 June 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "King Abdullah names new ministers". Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Washington DC. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Muhammad Jamil Ahmad Mulla". Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Muhammad bin Jameel Mulla". SUSRIS. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Mulla to head telecom authority". Arab News. 6 June 2001. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Minister of Communications and Information Technology". SAMIRAD. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Brief History". Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Office established
Minister of Communications and Information Technology
2003 – 2014
Succeeded by
Fahad bin Matad bin Shafaq Al Hamad