William S. Saad
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
William is responsible for shaping IHS's long-term technology vision and driving innovation across the company.
William has over 20 years' experience in the telecommunications industry. He has played a key part in the development and roll-out of Nigeria’s telecom sector, including building the first turnkey sites that marked the beginning of the country’s GSM revolution.
Before establishing IHS, William was the Operations Director at CELIA Motophone Nigeria Limited. His responsibilities included designing, implementing and operating Motophone GSM, PNL and V-SAT networks in Nigeria. His achievements at CELIA include successfully implementing in 24 months the planned network expansion for one million subscribers.
Before joining CELIA, William served as project manager at Lintel SAL, where he designed and implemented GSM projects, and was a Site Survey and Implementation Engineer at Libancell.
William has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer and Communication Engineering from the American University of Beirut.