Ziad Matar is a senior director at Qualcomm. Based in Dubai to oversee Middle East and Central Asia, Ziad manages Qualcomm’s strategic relationships with the Company’s regional customers, including network operators/carriers, mobile handset vendors and software developers. Ziad joined Qualcomm in 2008 as director of business development in the Middle East. Prior to that, Ziad spent more than 10 years at Ericsson in numerous technology, marketing and sales positions across the Middle East and West Africa. Ziad has an MBA from Notre Dame University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer and Communications Engineering from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.