YU Presidents

Prof. Hussam Mohamed Ramadan

President of Al Yamamah University: June 28, 2018


  • PhD., Computer Science and Engineering, University of Louisville, USA, 1996
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, King Saud University, KSA, 1991
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, The George Washington University, USA, Magna CUM, Laude, 1988

Prof. Hussam Ramadan is a seasoned academic leader, researcher and professional IT consultant. Prior to his successful three years as the university’s Vice President(2015-2018), Prof. Ramadan served as the Advisor and Director General of Planning at the Ministry of Higher Education (2014-2015), Dean of the College of Computer and Information Systems, King Saud University (2009-2013) leading the HR expansion, ABET accreditation of all BS programs and overall development in research and academics of the college, and Vice Dean, College of Computer and Information Systems, KSU (2001-2009) managing the academic and administration affairs of the college, including student registration, curriculum development, examination and assessment and industrial relationship.

In the field of IT business consultancy, Prof. Ramadan served as an academic consultant at Dell EMC (2014-2016), IT Consultant at the Ministry of Hajj (2002-2015) providing technical consultation to all sectors of the ministry in information technology for over a decade and supervising several projects that aimed to introduce cutting-edge strategic technologies and integrate them with the tasks and work of the ministry, and simulation consultant at International Systems Engineering, Inc. (1998-2000).

Prof. Hussein Mohammed Alfreihi

President of Al Yamamah University: April 1, 2010 – May 15, 2018


  • Diplomate – American Board of International Medicine, USA, 1980
  • Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, USA, 1980
  • M.B.B.Ch., University of Heidelberg, Germany, 1973

Under the leadership of Prof. Hussein M. Alfreihi, the university witnessed structured expansion in academic programs and numerous specialties were opened such as software engineering, architecture, the College of Law and the post-graduate programs of MHRM and MMIS. During his tenure, the university was awarded full institutional accreditation by the Education Evaluation Committee (EEC) in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

H.E. Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Aleisa

President of Al Yamamah University: February 8, 2008 – December 31, 2009

Former Minister of Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dean of Al Yamamah College: November 2, 2004 – February 8, 2008



  • PhD. in Education and Teaching Methodologies, Penn State University, USA, 1993
  • M.A. in Education and Teaching Methodologies, Penn State University, USA, 1989
  • B.A, History, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, 1983
  • Oxford Strategic Leadership Program, Oxford University, UK, 2009

The founding president of Al Yamamah. Since the first day of the establishment of Al Yamamah College in February 2002 and the First Day of classes in September 2004, H.E. Dr. Aleisa worked on building the academic foundations of Al Yamamah based on excelling in learning, student enablement and project-based curricula that place the learner in the center of the learning process.

During his tenure as Dean of Al Yamamah College, the Women Section opened its doors in 2006, and the college was promoted to university status in 2008. Under his leadership as the Director of Al Yamamah University, the MBA and EMBA programs were opened in 2009.