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MEKEI, in conjunction with WASD, has built a strong network of researchers, policy makers, educators, consultants and employers from all parts of the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current developments and challenges. This directory can be used to help find, support and collaborate with experts from the network. Interested in joining the expert directory? Complete the application form. Please check your details in our directory after 48 hrs and if you can not find your name, please contact the directory coordinator at . You can also join the expert directories of our sister organisation: World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) and Sudan Knowledge (SK).

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Sami A. Al-Khursani

Chief Operation Officer

Sami A. Khursani is currently the Chief Operation Officer of Wa’ed, the Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Center. He has more than 25 years of experience in Oil & Gas and Engineering related fields.…

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Dr. Nahlaa Khalifa

Assistant Professor

Assistant professor, Clinical nutrition department, faculty of applied medical sciences, king Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She holds a PhD in food science and nutrition, Khartoum University in cooperation with Hannover University.…

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Dr. Rashid Khan

Head of Intellectual Property and Innovation

Rashid Khan is now the Head of Intellectual Property and Innovation for Aramco Entrepreneurship. He was the founding member of Intellectual Assets Management for Saudi Aramco. He transformed the Intellectual Property domain of Saudi Aramco.…

Dalal Abdullah AL-Khudhayr

Lecturer

Dalal Abdullah AL-Khudhayri has been awarded a Master’s degree with Distinction in applied nutrition by Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University and is currently employed as a lecturer at Alkharj University (KSA), where she is head of the Home Economics department.…

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Dr. Moawia Elfaki Yahia

Associate Professor

Dr. Moawia Elfaki Yahia received his B.Sc and M.Sc in computer science from the University of Khartoum in 1989, 1995, and his PhD degree in Artificial Intelligence from Putra University, Malaysia in 1999.…

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Dr. Muhammad Rahatullah Khan

Associate Professor

Dr Khan is a senior executive/academic and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in business, entrepreneurship development and academia in Asia, Middle East and Europe. He has developed more than 130 start-ups South Asia, Middle East and Europe.…

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Prof. Ahmed Mandil

Professor

A Mandil is Professor of Epidemiology and Supervisor, Community Medicine Unit, College of Medicine, King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (seconded from the High Institute of Public Health, University of Alexandria, Egypt).…

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Prof. Naglaa Elsayed Abdallah

Associate Professor

Naglaa Elsayed is an Egyptian doctor. Holding Master and MD in Diagnostic Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University. She is a consultant radiologist. She is currently an associate professor, diagnostic radiology, KAU.…

Thuraya Ali Mohammed

Teaching Assistant

Thuraya Ali Mohammed earned a BSc (Agric. Honors) in 2004 from the University of Sebha, Libya. She recently received her MSc (agriculture) from the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum. Currently she is a part time Teaching Assistant in the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum, teaching soil microbiology, soil ecology, soil fertility and soil physics practical courses.

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Dr. Esam Suliman

Associate Professor

A hard worker Pathologist with more than 20 years professional and academic experience in all aspects of Pathology especially Histopathology and Cytology. Worked at different universities and hospitals in Sudan, and now Associate Professor at college of medicine Shaqra University Saudi Arabia, coming for a limited period from Neelain University Khartoum Sudan.

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Dr. Mohamed Sharif Bashir

Associate Professor

Mohamed Sharif Bashir is an associate professor of Economics and Islamic Finance at Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has served in several reputable institutions during the last 20 years namely; Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) in Pakistan, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Islamic University Science of Malaysia (USIM), Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University-Brunei.…

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Dr. Imad Eldin Elfadil Abdel Karim Yousif

Associate Professor

Imad Eldin Elfadil Abdel Karim Yousif Associate Professor since 2009, PhD in agricultural economics, Humboldt University of Berlin, my major specialization is in agricultural trade and policy. My teaching interests focus on international marketing, agricultural policy, food security and development.…

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Prof. Gordon McConnel

Professor

Gordon holds the title of Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship in KAUST since May 2016 and has been the Head of the Entrepreneurship Center since May 2014. During which time he has led the activities of the center including the deployment of for-credit and non-credit Teaching & Learning programs, startup accelerators such as the TAQADAM University Entrepreneur Accelerator and the Takamol 910ths Startup Accelerator.…

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Dr. Samar  Saber  Khan

Dean

Dr. Samar Khan is an aspiring young Saudi woman who lives by the creed that one should strive to serve a higher purpose by going above and beyond the call of duty.…

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Dr. Fawaz A. Saad

Associate professor

Dr. Fawaz Saad is an associate professor at Umm Al-Qura University. He is a co-founder of a number of start-up companies. He is a co-founder of Wadi Makkah Techno Valley. He worked as a dean of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and was a General Supervisor of the Office of Intellectual Property Management and Bin Laden Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.…

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Dr. Imad Yousif

Associate Professor

Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics, specialized in agricultural trade and policy, teaching and research experiences in the area of  agricultural trade, food security, environmental economics and quantitative modeling. Senior consultant for many international organization like World Bank.

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Dr. Uzma Javed

Assistant Professor and Chair of HRM

Dr. Uzma Javed is an Assistant Professor and Chair of HRM at Effat University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She obtained a PhD degree from Cardiff University, which allow her to work as a corporate trainer and consultant.…

Prof. Awad Osman M. Abu Suwar

Professor

Professor Awad Osman M. Abu Suwar earned both BSc (1977) and MSc (1982) degrees in Agriculture, majoring in Agronomy at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum and a PhD (AgronomyRangeand Pastures) from the University of Arizona, USA in 1986.…

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Dr. Mohammed Al-Ali

Deputy Manager

Mohammed Al-Ali is a General Director at GDMS, Saudi Arabia. Research areas include GIS, safety and security and general information systems.

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Prof. Osama Salih

Professor

I’m a Sudanese expatriate living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. I work at the College of Applied Medical Sciences as a Professor of Human Nutrition for developing the “national nutrition policy for the Kingdom o Saudi Arabia (KSA)“.I have previously consulted by UNICEF and the Federal Ministry o Health FMOH (2008) to  develop the “national nutrition policy and strategies for implementation for the Republic of Sudan“.…

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