Board of Trustees Biography

Mr. Khalid Bin Mohammed Al-khudair

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Qualifications:

  • BA in Media, 1406 H

Biography:

  1. Member of Qaseem Region Council, 1426-1434 H
  2. Head of Board of Trustees, Al Yamamah University
  3. Member of Board of Trustees, Faisal bin Mishaal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Social Foundation
  4. Board Member, Saudi Paralympics Committee
  5. Head of Marketing and Resource Development Committee, the Paralympic Federation, West Asia Region
  6. Board Member, SELIAC ASSOCIATION, Saudi Arabia
  7. Head of Board of Trustees, Hassan Alnaim Quran Center
  8. Deputy Head of Board of Trustees, Mohammed Alkhudair Charity Foundation
  9. Chairman, National Company for Learning and Education (NCLE)
  10. CEO, Alkhudair Group

H.E. Dr. Abdul Wahid Bin Khalid Alhumaid

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Ph.D. in economics, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA, 1984

Current positions:

  • Member of the Consultative Commission of the Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council
  • Administrative Board Member and Head of Publishing Committee, Abdulrahman Alsudairi Center
  • Head of the Supervisory Commission, Ghazi Algosaibi Chair for Cultural and Developmental Studies, Al Yamamah University
  • Mameber of the Board of Trustees, AL Yamamah University
  • Member of Dar Alyom for Journalism
  • Member of Board of Trustees, Aljof Excellence and Creativity Award

 

Former positions:

  • Deputy Minister of Labor
  • Vice Minister of Planning and Development
  • Director of the Human Resources Development Fund
  • Member of the Shoura Council
  • Faculty member, KFUPM

H.E. Prof. Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Jamal Alsaati

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Academic Qualification:

  • Arch., Michigan University, Anne Arber, USA, 1987
  • Arch., Michigan University, Anne Arber, USA, 1980
  • Arch., College of Engineering, King Saud University, 1977

 

Positions:

  • President, King Faisal Univerity, Alihsaa, 1434-1438 H
  • Vice President for Post Graduate Studies, Dammam University, 1431-434 H
  • Vice President, King Faisal University, Dammam, 1410-141 H
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs, College of Architecture and Planning, King Faisal University, Dammam, 1408-1410 H
  • Head of Architecture Department, King Faisal University, Dammam, 1408-1410 H

 

Memberships:

  • Member of Board of Trustees, Al Yamamah University, 1434 – current
  • Vice President of King Faisal University Council, Alihsa, 1434-1438 H
  • Member, Dammam University Council, 1431-1434 H
  • Member of Head of Scientific Council, Dammam University, 1431-1434 H
  • Member, King Faisal University Council, 1421-1427 and 1410-1417 H
  • Member, Scientific Council, King Faisal University, 1418-1419 H
  • Member, Supreme Council, King Faisal University, 1410-1414 H
  • Committee Member, Prince Mohammed bin Fahad Award for Scientific Excellence, 1421-1427 H
  • Board Member, Saudi Committee for Architectural Sciences, Riyadh, 1416- 1428 H
  • Head of Executive Committee, Saudi Committee for Architectural Sciences, Eastern Region Branch, 1418-1422 H

 

Technical and Consultative Committees:

  • Member of Tourism Development in the Eastern Region, 1431-1433 H
  • General Supervisor, University City, King Faisal University, 1421-1423 H
  • Head of Supervisory Committee, Dammam University City Projects, King Faisal University, 1425-1426 H
  • Member of Supervisory Committee, Dammam University City Office, King Faisal University,1415-1417 H
  • Member of Supervisory Committee, Alkhobar Housing, Real Estate Development Fund in the Eastern Region, 1415 – current
  • Head of Consultative Team, King Fahad Airport Model, Dammam, 1410-1415 H

 

Adjudication Committees Memberships:

  • Dammam University Visual Identity and Logo, 2010
  • Design Contest of GCC Interconnection Authority Headquarters, Dammam, 2009
  • Dar Alyom Tower Design Contest, Dammam, 2009
  • Alkhobar Hotel Design Contest, Sea Front, SAS, 2008
  • Alqasim University Logo Design Contest, Buraida, 2004
  • King Khalid University Logo Design Contest, 1999
  • Taxi Cabs Logo, Ministry of Transportation, 1977
  • Housing design Contest, Albinaa Magazine, 1997
  • Special Development of Science Oasis, Riyadh, ADA, 1414 H

 

Scientific Papers, Conferences, and Scientific Seminars:

Numerous papers published in peer reviewed magazines, in addition to numerous participations in local, regional and international conferences and seminars.

Prof. Dr. Hussam Bin Mohamed Ramadan

President of Al Yamamah University
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Degrees:

  • 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

 

Biography:

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. Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Ibrahim Alwasel

Dr. Abdulaziz Alwasel

Biography:

  1. Born and educated in Riyadh
  2. Earned his bachelor degree in chemistry from Riyadh University (King Saud University) in 1398 H
  3. Appointed as TA, department of Chemistry, College of Sciences, and delegated to study for the master’s and doctoral degrees in Sussex University, UK,
  4. Earned his Ph.D. in 1404 H
  5. Appointed general supervisor for the sciences and medical studies departments for female students between 1412 and 1421 H
  6. Adjudicated over 25 postgraduate theses
  7. Supervised and co-supervised numerous master’s and doctoral theses
  8. Published over 37 research papers
  9. Headed numerous councils and committees outside the university including:
    • The Scientific Council, Aljof University, 1436-1440 H
    • Curricula and Plans Committee, PNU, 1433-1437 H & 1440 H, till now
    • Plans and Study Programs Committee, Naif Arab University for Security Sciences, 1440 H, till now
    • Alfaisal University Board of Trustees, 1440 H till now

Dr. Eng. Nasser Bin Abdulaziz Almubarak

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Dr. Khalid Bin Sulaiman Al-Rajhi

Dr. Khalid Al Rajhi

Academic Qualifications:

  • PHD Degree in International Business from the College of Business Administration – the University of Glasgow – Britain 2008.
  • Master Degree :(MBA) in Business Administration ,from Hult International Business School, Boston Collage – USA, 1989.
  • Bachelor Degree: in Industrial Management, from University of King Fahd Mineral & Petroleum – Saudi Arabia, 1986.

 

Languages Known:

  • English & Arabic both spoken fluently.

 

Current Jobs:

  • Vice Chairman of Al Rajhi Holding Group.
  • Adjunct professor in Business Administration College – Al Yamamah University.

 

Ex Jobs:

  • CEO of Sulaiman Abdulaziz Al-Rajhi & Sons Co.-Al-Watania Poultry – Jan/1991- Apr/2010.
  • Deputy General Manager for Marketing & Sales at Sulaiman Abdulaziz Al-Rajhi & Sons CO – Al-Watania Poultry – Oct/1989 – Jan/1991.
  • Dedicated to Preparation of Master Degree in Administration – Jun/1988 – Oct/1989.
  • General Sales Manager at Sulaiman Abdulaziz Al-Rajhi & Sons Co.- Al-Watania Poultry – Jul/1987 – Jun/1988 .
  • Sales Department, Al-Rajhi Industrial & Trading CO – May/1986 – Jul/1987.

 

Current Memberships:

  • Chairman of Marketing Association
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Yamama .
  • Board Member of “ INSAN ” Charitable Association for Protection of Orphans, Riyadh .
  • Member of the Board Trustees of the National Museum

 

Ex Memberships:

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Communications and Information Technology commission.
  • Member of the Board for Saudi Post (Government sector) until 2016.
  • Vice Chairman of NAQEL Company until 2010.
  • Member of the Trustees of the Riyadh Economic Forum.
  • Chairman of the Development Committee “ INSAN ” Charitable Association for Protection of Orphans, Riyadh .
  • Vice chairman of the entrepreneurship association.
  • Board member of the King Abdullah Institute for Research and Consulting Studies.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Islamic World for AL HALLAL.
  • Board member of world commission for human development .
  • Member of the Board for Al-Yamama Cement CO.
  • Advisory Board member in the Department of Administrative Sciences – Community College.
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Economics and Management at the University of Qassim.
  • Member of the Board of Management Center Labor Market Studies Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Business and Management in Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University.
  • Member of the Board for Sulaiman A. Al-Rajhi CO – Al-Watania Poultry. Until 2010.
  • Member of the Board for Sulaiman A. Al-Rajhi CO – Al-Watania Agriculture. Until 2010.
  • Member of the Board for Sulaiman A. Al-Rajhi Holding CO until 2010.
  • Member of the Board for Charitable Foundation of Sulaiman A. Al-Rajhi. Until 2010.
  • Member, Consultative Council for H.E. Minister of Labor.
  • Member of the Board for National “Roobiyan” CO since its Establishment until 2010.
  • Member of the Agriculture Committee in Chamber of Commerce, Riyadh (2000-2004) .
  • Chairman of Subsidiary Committee for Poultry at Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Riyadh (2000 – 2004) .
  • Member of the Board for Anti-Smoking Charitable Association “Naqa” until 2012.
  • Member of the Board for Pure Breed Poultry CO until 2010.
  • Member of Saudi Association for Agri Sciences – King Saud University.
  • Member of the Community Service Award.
  • Member of the Jury in the Project – Mubader – Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Riyadh.
  • Chairman of the Committee “Al Awqaf” – Chamber of Commercial and Industry in Riyadh.
  • Member of the Board for Poultry Producers Cooperative until 2010.
  • Consultant, Executive Committee for Mineral Strategic Project in KSA subsidiary to Ministry of Mineral & Petroleum.
  • Ex-Chairman of Agriculture National Committee in Saudi Chambers Council (2003-2005).
  • Member of the Board of Riyadh Airports Company.

 

Academy experience:

  • Adjunct Professor at the University of Al-Yamamah and the minutes of specialization of Business Administration and Marketing.
  • Member of the Founding Committee and Supervisor of the University of Sulaiman Al Rajhi until the study began
  • A member of the Board of the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Yamama for two consecutive sessions.

 

Seminars & Courses:

  • Attended a number of seminars, lectures and workshops held in different countries.
  • Lectures variety of subjects.

Dr. Abdul Latif Bin Mohammed Bin Ghaith

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Dr. Badr Bin Hamoud Al-Badr

Dr. Bandar AlBadr

Biography:

Dr. Badr bin Hamoud AlBadr is CEO of Mohammed bin Salman Foundation “Misk”.

Al-Badr held several positions during his career. Recently he was the CEO of Dur Hospitality, where he accomplished remarkable achievements. More especially, he guided the major transformation process from the name “The Saudi Hotels and Tourist Areas Company” to “ Dur Hospitality”, as well as launching the expansion strategy of the company. He is also served as CEO of SESCO in Saudi Arabia and played a significant role in leading the merger of Awal Net, in addition to establishing many companies including Global Telecom and Internet Company.

Dr. Al-Badr is a volunteer mentor for entrepreneurs and innovative leaders, in addition to his distinguished collaboration in addressing and publishing his experience in management and leadership through social networks, and he is a participant speaker on many occasions.

Dr. Badr earned a master and PhD degrees from the University of Washington, USA, and a bachelor degree from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran. Besides, he has participated in many leadership programs in multiple universities such as Oxford, Cornell and George Washington.

Dr. Waleed M. Abanomi

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Biography:

Dr. Waleed Abanomi is the current Vice President of Al Yamamah University. He  is a proficient academic , researcher and an architectural consultant. Attained his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture & Building Science at King Saud University, Riyadh KSA, advanced his Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Arizona, USA, and obtained his Doctorate of Philosophy in Architecture from Cardiff University, United Kingdom.

Prior to his current post, Dr. Waleed formerly was the Dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture at Al Yamamah University, and still an Associate Professor in the College of Architecture and Planning with King Saud University. He was also a Consultant in different Governmental and Private Sectors.

Dr. Waleed had been awarded an Honor during his professional career, namely, “The Middle East Educational Leadership Award”, the Asian Confederation of Businesses, Dubai UAE, and the Distinguished Post Graduate Student Scholarship Award at University of Arizona thru his Master’s Degree Program.

Dr. Abanomi authored and co-authored several researches in well known Journals which had been circulated by the different Publishing Institution for more than a decade.

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Architecture.
  • Environmental Design.
  • Green built environment.
  • Education.
  • Projects’ Management.

Dr. Amal Bint Jamil Fatani

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Mr. Mohammed Khalid Al-Khudair

CEO, NCLE
Mr. Mohammed AlKhudair

Biography:

Mr. Mohammed Alkhudair is the CEO of the National Company for Learning and Education, NCLE, since April, 2019. Prior to that, he spent two years at NCLE as deputy CEO, managing and leading the IPO project of the company in the Saudi stock market, successfully completed by the end of 2018.

Mr. Alkhudair worked in various local and international organizations before joining NCLE. He served as Director General of Business Development at Al Yamamah University and worked as an analyst at McKinsey & Company.

Dr. Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Othman

Undersecretary of Private University Education ``Ministry of Education``
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Dr. Turki Bin Mohammed Al-Ghamdi

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Biography:

Dr. Turki Alghamdi is an associate professor of software engineering at the College of Computer and Management Systems, Islamic University in Medina.

He was the founding dean of the college, and led the process of obtaining full and unconditional ABET institutional accreditation of all the college’s programs with the graduation of the first cohort in 2016.

He was also dean of the Consultative and Research Studies Center, Supervisor of Self Sustainability Management and Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at university. He was also the Manager of the Entrepreneurship Initiative, one of the National Transformation Program initiatives, that established a business incubator at the Islamic University to support entrepreneurship and innovation, and empower the university students and the Medina community.

Dr. Alghamdi holds the Executive Leadership Certificate from Stanford University in addition to numerous leadership and entrepreneurship qualifications, and has published many research papers in his field.

Dr. Nayef Bin Jahshur Azibi

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Vice President for Development and Entrepreneurship, Jazan University

Professor, MIS Department, College of Business Administration, Jazan University

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Academic Qualification:

  • Ph.D. in Knowledge and Strategy Management Systems, Monash University, Australia
  • Masters’ degree in MIS, Monash University, Australia
  • Bachelor degree in MIS, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia

 

Professional and Management History:

  • Vice President for Development and Entrepreneurship, Jazan University, 2020-current
  • Dean, Academic Development, Jazan University, 2015-2020
  • Vice Dean, Preparatory Program, Jazan University, 2013-2015
  • SME Relations Manager, Alrajhi Bank, 2006
  • Contracts Representative, SCECO, 2005-2006
  • Systems Analyst, The Saudi Electricity Company (COOP TRAINING), 2003

 

Educational History:

  • Professor, MIS, Jazan University, 2019-current
  • Assistant Professor, MIS, Jazan University, 2013-2019
  • TA, Management and MIS, Monash University, 2010-2013
  • Lecturer, MIS, Jazan University, 2009-2013
  • TA, Management Information Systems at Jazan University, 2007-2009

Dr. Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Tashkandi

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Biography:

Associate professor of materials engineering and Dean of College of Engineering, the Northern Border University. Dr. Tashqandi holds membership in a number of universities’ boards and councils such as Al Yamamah Board of Trustees, the Northern Border University Council, Scientific Council and Engineering Consultative Board and the Deans of Engineering, Architecture, Planning and IT Council at the GCC.

Dr. Tashqandi published numerous peer-reviewed research papers in Saudi Arabia and the world in addition to his active participation and contributions in local, regional and international scientific conferences.

Dr. Bandar Bin Mazal Al-Shammari

Dr. Bandar Al shamari

Biography: 

Vice President, Aljof University, and Associate Professor of Software Security, College of Computer and Information, Dr. Alshammari holds a Masters and a Ph.D. in Software Engineering and Security from Queensland University for Technology, Australia, and a BA in Information Technology from Canberra University.

He assumed in a number of leadership positions at Aljof University as acting Vice President, acting Vice President for Post Graduate Studies, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Admission and Registration, Director of Information Technology Services at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Information Security Analyst at Mobily and Technical Systems Supervisor at the Cultural Attaché Office, Saudi Embassy, Australia.

Dr. Alshammari headed numerous scientific committees such as the faculty members’ committee, academic programs committee, IT governance committee, student counseling, international cooperation, and many more.

He is a recipient of many awards such as Prince Abdulrahman Alsudairi Award for Scientific Excellence and Delegation to Australia, Dean of Engineering College Award, Queensland University, Aljof University Award for Digital Transformation at the Deanship of Admission and Registration and three research scholarships from Queensland University to cover the cost of published research in his doctoral thesis.

He published many papers in the areas of software security, analysis of information sharing in critical software, software quality assurance, IOT, and big data. He is also an adjudicator in local and international scientific conferences and member in general and scientific committees and associations, including the General Association of Prince Abdulrahman Alsudairi Foundation.

Dr. Osama Bin Hassan Aref

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Biography:

Member of the Shoura Council and associate professor of industrial statistics at the College of Science, King Abdulaziz University. Dr. Aref held numerous positions in academic leadership at Aljof University as Vice President for Quality and Development, Dean of Quality and Academic Accreditation, and Advisor to President for strategic planning.

Dr. Aref is a well-known consultant in the fields of quality assurance and accreditation and has a long record of achievement as a quality and accreditation consultant for Saudi Arabia’s leading universities such as King Saud University, King Abdulaziz University, Princess Nourah University, the Islamic University, Taibah University, and the Northern Border University.

His research and teaching interest in engineering statistics and quality management, was translated into over thirty research papers and studies in addition to two books on industrial statistics in Arabic and English.

Dr. Aref holds a Ph.D. and Masters’ in statistics from Sheffield University (1996 and 2000), and a bachelor degree from King Abdulaziz University (1992).