Dr. Ahmed has a combination of hands on practical work experience and solid educational experience. He has more than 22 years of experience in the Computer Science discipline, 15 years of them are in the Telecom sector.

In 1998, Dr. Ahmed has obtained his Master in Computer Science from Old Dominion University and in 2002, he has obtained his Ph.D. from the same school. While working on his Ph.D., he has worked as a Research Assistant at from 1997 to 1998, and at NASA Langley Research Center, from 1998 to 2000 in which he was involved in a wide range of network and distributed computing activities. He joined then Trendium (Telco Solution Provider) from 2001 to 2002 as Senior Member of Engineer working on the design and implementation of OSS platform.

From 2003 to 2015, he joined the Telecom sector in Saudi Arabia working at STC as CRM Technical Lead, and then mobily where he played several roles ending up with the Chief Technology Operations Officer looking after IT and Network. He also managed Corporate Affairs which covers all enterprise governance functions such as Enterprise PMO; CEX; Process Excellent and Quality; and Risk Management and Business Continuity.

Dr. Ahmed Altheneyan is currently working at Saudi Ministry of Defence, Minister Office as CIO and Technology Advisor.