The Saudi newspaper, Al-Eqtisadiah, reported, quoting informed sources, that the Kingdom granted its citizenship to ten people, including two prominent investment names, in addition to distinguished names in their fields and specializations.
According to Al-Eqtisadiah sources, and according to the newspaper’s information, the names of those who obtained citizenship and their practical and scientific tracks are as follows:
– Ehab Khalil: His experience in financial advisory spans 20 years. He also has experience in closed-end stocks, corporate finance, investment strategies, and evaluating and structuring investments.
– Saleh Rumaih: He has banking experience, and spent 18 years working at Deutsche Bank as CEO of Goldman Sachs London, serving on the boards of Softbank, Auto1 and Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.
– Manahil Abdul Rahman Thabet: Ranked among the 30 smartest people alive by SuperScholar, Founder and President of SmartTips Consultants, President of Brain Trust Middle East and North Africa, President of IQ Global, Vice President of the Global Intelligence Network (WIN), and Vice President of the Global Intelligence Network (WIN). Director of the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition, and Vice President of the Academy of the Gifted. She was named “Genius of the Year” for 2013 by the “World Genius Directory” and “Brain of the Year Award” for 2015 and 2016, and won the Middle East Science Achievement Award, The “Arabian Business” ranked her among the 100 most powerful women in the Middle East, and the 500 most powerful Arab personalities in the world.
Muhammad Ali Jawdat: He holds a BA in Architecture and a Masters in Management from Maastrich University for Management. After his graduation, he worked in major software companies such as IBM, Microsoft, and Google in leadership positions. At Google, he held the position of Vice President for seven years. for the emerging market sector. Then he took the position of Chief Business Officer at Google [X]Now known as X Development, Google’s most famous research laboratory for innovation.
Mohamed Gawdat also wrote the best-selling book, Solve for Happy, after his son’s death. This book was the main motivation for launching his campaign titled “onebillionhappy.org”, which helped millions of people worldwide find happiness around them. In 2019, Mohamed Jawdat participated in the launch of a start-up company called “to0day.com” in the British city of London.
Amr Awadallah: He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2007, and is a technology and computer entrepreneur, and co-founder of Cloudera, a global leader in providing a platform for data engineering and machine learning. Dr. Amr started working at Cloudera 11 years ago in American Technology Valley “Silicon Valley” and led it to become a publicly listed company worth more than three billion dollars, and employs more than three thousand engineers and scientists. Dr. Amr recently joined Google as Vice President of Developer Relations.
Asif Sajid: He contributed to the formation of the strategic programs of the ministries of justice, labor and trade. He also harnessed his network of knowledge and expertise to guide 40 young Saudi entrepreneurs to develop small and medium enterprises and turn them into successful projects, which during the past three years created more than 400 new job opportunities and grew revenues of more than 500 million riyals. He graduated from Harvard Management University and held several leadership positions, most notably the head of the public sector and financial services for the consulting company “KPMG”, and he is currently the CEO of Raz Group in Riyadh, during his work at the consulting company “KPMG”.
Omar Mounes Yaghi: A streamer to the field of advanced research as a chemist currently working at the famous Lawrence Berkeley Research Center and a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California Berkeley. He is the founding director of the Berkeley International Institute for Science, and he has established several laboratories in different universities, Japan and Vietnam. In the field of design and manufacture of new materials, he received an honorary honor from the American Chemical Society and Exxon Corporation (1998), and the “Sacconi” medal from the Italian Chemical Society (2004), as the famous science magazine “Popular Science” mentioned his work on hydrogen storage, and classified it Among the Top Ten US Scientists and Engineers of 2006, he received the US Department of Energy’s Hydrogen Program Award for his outstanding contributions to hydrogen storage (2007).
Ehsan Haq: He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2013. He is now an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Rochester and is currently the interim director of the Jurgen Institute for Data Science. He has received many awards, including the title of one of the 35 best inventors. Under the age of 35 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016, the Global Technology Award in 2016, the Google Faculty Research Award in 2014 and 2016, and he was named the Ten Most Followed Scientists by Science News in 2017.
Jamshid Munir: He holds a PhD in Supply Chain Management from the Royal University of London, and has worked in leadership positions in global consulting firms such as “Arthur Andersen” and “KPMG” and has worked in Saudi Arabia for 15 years in several companies holding leadership positions. Among his most important achievements were the improvement and development of production methods, the effective contribution to the strategy of transforming the operations of the judicial system, the inclusion of international best practices within the administrative processes and the definition of the strategy, operating model and organizational structure to enable the implementation of digital transformation among many industries in Saudi Arabia. He was also nominated for the Top Ten Managers in the Middle East and Africa 2018 by IBM.
– Iyad Sebai: Born and raised in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, he graduated with distinction from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, and obtained a master’s degree in artificial intelligence from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in its first batch, and represented the Kingdom in several international competitions such as the “Microsoft Imagine Cup” competition in 2008 And 2009, he also worked for Saudi Aramco before moving to Sweden, where he gained global experience in several companies in the field of artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data for more than ten years, and today he is among 2% of the world’s most distinguished data world, according to the ranking Kagel is the Head of Data Science at a premium logistics company in Sweden. Iyad aspires to further excellence in the development of artificial intelligence in the Kingdom in the coming years.
Source: “The Economist”