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Abdulaziz Alaqel

Executive Director - Development, Qiddiya Investment Company

Abdulaziz Alaqel is the Executive Director – Development at Qiddiya Investment Company, a Giga-project in line with Saudi Vision 2030. With 20+ years of experience in the construction industry, Alaqel possesses technical expertise and experience across all phases of development including conceptual design, engineering and delivery of large-scale infrastructure, residential and mixed-use projects. During his career trajectory, he played a pivotal role in several mega development projects with Saudi Aramco as well as the Saudi government.

Alaqel holds double master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications Engineering from Southern Methodist University in Texas, USA.

Abdulhah A. Al Khaldi

Manager, Industrial & Smart City Product Management STC

Abdullah is an Industrial & Smart City IoT Product Management Vertical leader at first ranked ICT provider in the middle east, SOLUTIONS by stc where Abdullah leads with customer oriented mentality the development, operation and performance management of IoT product portfolio including alignment with cooperate strategy & vision for vertical strategy setting, roadmap development to be productized based on market needs analysis, development activities supervision, managing the shift of the products from the launch phase to the maturity phase and extending the product lifecycle by re-positioning in the market before product retirement. Moreover, Abdullah is responsible for portfolio revenue, profitability and cost optimization performance reporting activities.

Abdullah is a Certified Product Manager and a Certified Product Marketing Manager with an MBA & Engineering background and is having more than 15 years of experience distributed between different functions at top brands, started with SOLUTIONS by stc, SABIC and Saudi Aramco, which leaded to develop Digital transformation, business development, operational planning, project management, supply chain, sourcing & contracting, marketing and product management experiences.

Abdullah Al-Bedaiwy

Director of Presales, Mobily

Abdullah is Director of presales for Government and key sales at Mobily, where he leads Mobily presales activities in Government and key sectors across kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Abdullah is an ICT expert with over 13 years of extensive experience in International and local companies and sectors, In past years, Abdullah worked for different international companies including Cisco, Ericsson and BAE systems and he also worked for SP, Government and Banking sectors.

Abdullah has strong technical cross-architecture experience, he is specialized in IoT and interested in emerging Technologies, he proud to be CCIE certified and holds master degree in network engineering, 1st class honours degree.

Abdullah has contributed to the literature in his field through several research papers have been published in different scientific journals such as IEEE and Sciencedirect.

Abdullah has completed executive leadership courses in Harvard (HBX) and Franklin Covey Business Schools and he has many other technical, business and leadership certificates.

Abdulrahman Bin Mutrib

Executive Vice President of Technology and Group CTO of Seera Travel Group

Abdulrahman is the Executive Vice President and Group CTO of Seera Travel Group, one of the largest leading travel agencies in MENA that is changing fully to e-travel e-commerce corporate by developing next generation travel solutions for B2C, B2E, and B2B.

He has been entrusted with designing and executing a Transformation Program that will transform the Group from a traditional Travel & Tourism to a leading multi-business with interests across Travel, Tourism, Hospitality as well as Technology Investments. Thereby, he is responsible for technology strategic planning and delivery for the online travel technology.

In addition to his current role, Abdulrahman is the co-founder of Merak Capital (a technology investment institution licensed by the Capital Market Authority of Saudi Arabia), and the Chairman of the Board. Furthermore, he is the Executive Vice President of Seera’s Travel Management business unit (Elaa Travel Management), which serves the Corporate and Government travel by providing integrated travel management solutions, through its tailored and intuitive technology-based platform. Also, Abdulrahman is a Project Manager for Atheeb Consortium Bidding for the 2nd Fixed Licence in Saudi Arabia.

Bandar Alkahlan

Director, National Center for Building and Construction Technology

Bandar is the Director and a Researcher at the National Center for Building and Construction Technology (NCBCT) at the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST). KACST is both the Saudi Arabian national science agency and its national laboratories.

Bandar earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Building Technology from King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh and a Master of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles. His master’s thesis project “New Flexibility and the Architecture of Time” researched the possibility of designing adaptable buildings that evolve over time in response to their users’ needs and requirements. Bandar received his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in which his research focus and interest is in the area of Automation in Construction.

Dr. Basmah Omair

CEO, BMO Management Cunsulting; Board Member National Women's Council

Dr. Basmah Omair founded BMO Management Consulting, combining her 15+ years of experience working on national strategic initiatives with the government, private sector, and civil society. As CEO, Dr. Omair provides clients with citizen-centric solutions. She economically empowers citizens, by creating cultural strategy shifts through behavioral research and legislative policy reform. Engaging citizens and improving their quality of life and satisfaction, Dr. Omair applies her expertise in effective communications, process design, and journey mapping.

Dr. Omair was previously CEO of Alsayedah Khadijah Bint Khawilid center (AKBKC), a lobbying center for women’s economic empowerment. During her 15-year leadership, Dr. Omair was at the forefront with decision makers creating the policies and culture shift initiatives towards gender labor inclusion. Dr. Omair lobbied with the government for the removal of regulatory obstacles facing women, and worked with decision makers to draft new legislations resulting in the significant increase of female participation in the labor market.

Dr. Elie Metri

Managing Director, Quality Support Solutions Co.Ltd.

Dr. Elie Metri is the Managing Director of Quality Support Solutions Co.Ltd. The HQ is located in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh with branches in the UAE, Lebanon and Jordan.

In addition, he is the Chairman of QSS Sdn Bhd Malaysia and the Founder of Tzawajna Co.Ltd. The mobile application that made a big impact in the MENA region, being the first of its kind in the area; Tzawajna was hosted on multiple TV stations and international newspapers.

Dr. Elie is a known industry technologist, innovator and a leader that played an essential role in the digital transformation in the EMENA region. He is recognized by the Worldcob business trust organization as a silver international member and he has been delegated as the Entrepreneur of tomorrow by the American University Of Science And Technology in Beirut as well he has been nominated for the international 2019 young entrepreneurs awards.

Ian Williamson

Chief Development Officer, The Red Sea Development Company

Ian Williamson joined the organisation as Chief Development Officer in October 2017. He is responsible for leading development and delivery of the planning, design and construction of the project.

As an Executive and Board Director for over 25 years, Ian has undertaken both strategic and operational roles, developing a leadership style that enables his colleagues to reach their potential.

Earlier in his career, Williamson worked with Sainsbury’s for a decade, as a senior member of the development team, responsible for marketing, finance, store planning, and project management. He later acted as Senior Vice President between AECOM Europe and AECOM Middle East, where he directed projects on both continents for over 15 years.

Matt Doran

MENA hub manager, CIOB

Matt joined the CIOB in March 2020 and is responsible for the Middle East and North Africa membership base supported by industry experts who form our hub committees.

Matt manages all aspects of the MENA operations including membership events and promotions, company engagement and partnerships and development of tomorrow's leaders in local universities managed from the Dubai office

Matt has extensive business development experience having ran two successful businesses in Sports and Education sectors. He is thrilled to be influencing the construction industry and believes that it is the most rewarding sector he has ever worked in.

Mohamed Mousa

Partner, IBM Services, Middle East and Africa

Executive with over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry (Cloud Computing, Services Integration in Business and Technology, Hardware, Software, Security) across the Middle East, Africa and Turkey Markets. Mohamed Mousa has a successful track record in building new start-up business ventures, shaping digital transformation of established traditional businesses, turning around the performance of the organization and taking the business to the next level; focus on closing complex multi-brand multi-million dollar deals. As a Partner in IBM Services, Mohamed positions IBM to be our clients digital reinvention partner of choice; setting their digital strategy, reinventing their business processes and modernizing their core applications, securely, on Cloud. Bridging the gap between the business and technology teams has been the core of Mohamed’s strength in complex regions like Middle East, Africa and Turkey where he represents the region on IBM’s Market Services Board.

Mohamed Shaheen

Chief Operating Officer, Schneider Electric Saudi Arabia

Mohamed is the Chief Operating for Schneider Electric in Saudi Arabia. Mohamed has been with the company for over 14 years, and has held regional roles across the Middle East and Africa. Prior to his current role, Mohamed was Vice President for Schneider Electric’s IT & Industry Business in the Near East and Levant. An Egyptian national, Mohamed has a bachelors degree in electrical power from Helwan University, and an Master of Business Administration in International Business.

Mohammed Shah

IT & Smart City Director, Knowledge Economic City

A recognised IT executive with about 20 years experience in leading edge IT and change implementation in the Middle East in areas of IT, Smart City, ERP, DSS, IT Outsourcing & transforming IT into a Profit Centre. Acclaimed as an agent of change with a track record of successfully implementing complex IT and change projects to a reference site standard meeting challenging deadlines on time and in budget.

Twice Awarded as one of the Top 10 IT Managers of the Middle East and featured in numerous published articles in IT, Smart City and Project Management in the region's IT publications.

Monaem Ben Lellahom

Group CEO/Founding Partner, Sr. Sustainability & Social Impact Advisor Sustainable Square

Winner of the “Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Award” at the World Marketing Summit – Malaysia 2013 and the “Global AIESEC Alumni Entrepreneurship and Leadership Award“ – Taiwan 2014, Monaem is a pioneer and trusted thought leader in the field of ESG integration, sustainability disclosure and impact investing practices in the broaden Middle East, Asia and Africa regions.

Monaem has been championing social impact studies and programs and produced impact reports to demonstrate the value generated of community and impact investing projects. He also focuses on developing ESG investments, integration strategies and disclosure for leading private sector companies, NGOs, asset management, private equities and family businesses.

Monaem is a Group CEO/Founding Partner at Sustainable Square – responsible for the overall growth and strategic direction of the firm. He also acts as a Vice-Chairmen of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Sustainability and Responsibility in Africa (FSRA). He also sits in the global board of AIESEC International (the largest youth leadership organizations in the world) advising the global team on how best AIESEC can drive a sustainable impact in more than 125 countries by activating youth leadership to impact the SDGs and foster peace around the world.

Nizar Almaree

Country Manager, Beehive KSA

Nizar is responsible of heading Beehive KSA office, leading the establishment and expansion of Beehive in the kingdom for launching in July 2020 with the first of a type partnership in the region between a pioneer GCC fintech and a major Saudi bank to offer digital SME financing.

Nizar is a Saudi national engineer, US graduate in Product Design engineering. He started his career with two US giants’ in Tech and energy, Schlumberger and Northrop Grumman. He moved back to Saudi to work with the prestigious management consultancy firm (PwC) as a consultant working on major vision related projects. Prior joining Beehive, he was chosen to join the Government as an executive advisor to manage the execution of many national projects and initiatives such as Cinema opening, Woman driving, international investments forums, art and cultural events.

Tuba Terekli

Executive Advisor, Fakieh Group and general Manager of Avon Saudi Arabia and Saudi B20 Taskforce member

Tuba Terekli is an international business development and investment expert with a focus on futurism, innovation, tech development and equity investments. She is an avid supporter of entrepreneurs across borders and an angel investor. She also serves on many for-profit and non-profit boards, locally and internationally. Her current roles are the Executive Advisor for Fakieh Group and GM of Avon Saudi Arabia and Saudi B20 Taskforce member in Infrastructure and Investments  till recently she also represented Saudi Arabia as High Commissioner in World Business Angels Forum as well as the President of WBAF Women under G20.

She is known for her following roles mostly; Former Advisor to the Governor of Saudi SME Authority, Co-founder of Qotuf Al Riyadah Development Company, the first Private Entrepreneurship Foundation in KSA and established the First Tech Accelerator in Saudi Arabia Flat6LabsJeddah among many other initiatives that she has brought to the entrepreneurial ecosystem since 2011.


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