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The Management Board of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology holds its first meeting

​The Management Board of King Abdulaziz City Department of Science and Technology (KACST) held its first meeting today at KACST’s headquarters in Riyadh, under the chairmanship of HH Prince Dr. Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed Al Saud, Chairman of the Board and KACST President.

At the outset of the meeting, Prince Dr. Turki bin Saud welcomed the members of the Board at their first meeting, highlighting the importance of the Board and its role in achieving KACST’s objectives and its devotion to support the national economy through technology localization and development as well as increasing the added value.

The Board started it agenda  reviewing KACST’s prominent works,  the necessary strategy and plan for the implementation of the National Science and Technology Policy focusing  on the programs of the second  National Science,  Technology and innovation (Plan (Ma’srefa 2)

The Board also discussed KACST’s organizational structure, the internal statute organizing the scientific research staff as KACST in addition to promotions to senior positions and a number of related topics.

It is worth mentioning that KACST’s Management Board holds it first meeting after the Cabinet’s decision No. (411) dated 09/12/1436 H) satiating that KACST should have a  Management Board to replace KACST’s High Authority canceled the Royal decree No. (A / 69) dated 04/09/1436 AH and shall perform the functions and tasks entrusted to that Authority. KACST’s new Management Board is presided by Prince Dr. Turki bin Saud, KACST’s President and the membership of a number of officials in various sectors.

The Board's membership includes all of His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources), Dr.  Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al Ibrahim (Ministry of Water and Electricity), Major-General Engineer Adel bin Abdullah Alromaih (Ministry of Defense), Mr. Ibrahim bin Sweed Alsweed (Ministry of Interior), Brigadier- General Engineer Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al-Tuwaijri (National Guard Ministry), Dr. Ahmed bin Habib Salah (Ministry of economy and planning), Dr. Mohammed bin Abdullah Naeem (Ministry of Finance), Engineer Saleh Shabab Alselmi,  (Ministry of trade and Industry), Dr. Yusuf Ahmed al-'Owhali (Ministry of Education), and Dr. Hamad Abdulaziz Albatshan (Ministry of Agriculture).

KACST’s Management Board also encompasses Major General Engineer Nasser Mahmas Alqahtani (General Intelligence Presidency), Mr. Abdullah Mohammed Alhamoudi (King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy), Engineer Yousef Abdullah Albanian, CEO of SABIC, Dr. Sultan Turki Alsediri, Executive Director of the research Center of King Faisal Specialist Hospital, and Dr. Khalid Abdulaziz Al Ghoneim, chairman of Takamol Business Services Holding co.