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Turki Al-Saud

President
King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology

Dr. Turki bin Saud received his PHD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, and joined King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in 1997. Soon after joining KACST he became the Director of the newly established Space Research institute. In 2004, Dr. Turki became the Vice President for Research Institutes of KACST and the chairman of the Science Council. He is Chairman of: the Supervisory Committee of the National Science and Technology Plan; the Boards of several joint Nanotechnology Centers in collaboration with leading world universities and companies; and the Board of the National Technology Incubation program, BADIR.

Dr. Turki was also one of the four member team that translated the Vision of King Abdullah and wrote the charter for King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST), which was approved by the Council of Ministers. He has been selected as a member of the Advisory council for the School of Engineering at Stanford University.