Sun 26 Sep 2010 07:52 AM
Khalid Al Kaf

Khalid Al Kaf

Industry: Technology

Country: Saudi Arabia

$140, 242

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily)

Saudi Arabia

It's good to talk; just ask Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) CEO Khalid Al Kaf. The Saudi telco saw its net profit for the first half of 2010 soar a massive 40 percent, up to $432m. This means Mobily, which covers more than 414 cities, towns and villages, mopped up a healthy $140,242 for each of its 3,080 employees.

And Mobily will be looking for more from its staff, over the coming twelve months. The firm's chairman, Abdulaziz Alsaghyir, has ambitious plans to outpace his larger rival, Saudi Telecom Co, by ramping up Mobily's broadband offerings and growing its customer base.