Ziad Matar

Senior Director, Business Development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Ziad Matar serves as senior director of business development for Qualcomm Technologies, where he leads strategic business development activities with a focus on the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia Pacific regions. Based in Dubai, Matar is responsible for developing and driving the commercialization of new technologies outside of Qualcomm’s traditional cellular efforts and in adjacent segments.

Prior to his current role, Matar lead business development efforts in the Middle East and Central Asia regions where he managed Qualcomm’s strategic relationships with the Company’s regional customers, including network operators/carriers, mobile handset vendors and software developers.

Matar joined Qualcomm in 2008 as director of business development for the Middle East. Prior to that, he spent more than 10 years with Ericsson in technology, marketing and sales positions across the Middle East and West Africa.

Matar has an MBA from Notre Dame University and a Bachelor of Science in computer and communications engineering from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.