King Salman honors winners of King Faisal International Prize

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Winner of KFIP2017 Service to Islam Award King Salman with other award winners at the ceremony in Riyadh on Tuesday. (Photos by Bandar Al-Jaloud)
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King Salman being welcomed at the KFIP2017 award ceremony by Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Riyadh Gov. Faisal bin Bandar, Prince Turki Al-Faisal and Prince Sultan bin Salman.
Updated 05 April 2017
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King Salman honors winners of King Faisal International Prize

RIYADH: King Salman presented awards to the winners of the King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) for 2017 on Tuesday night at a ceremony attended by princes, senior government officials, academics and scientists here at Al-Faisaliyah Hotel.
Launched by the King Faisal Foundation (KFF), the KFIP recognizes the outstanding works of individuals and institutions in five categories: Service to Islam, Islamic studies, Arabic language and literature, medicine and science.
Each category prize consists of a certificate, a commemorative 24-carat gold medal and SR750,000 ($199,987).
The aim is to inspire Muslims to participate in all aspects of human civilization, as well as enrich human knowledge and develop mankind.
Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, chairman of the KFIP board, presented King Salman with an award for his service to Islam. The monarch then presented prizes to the winners in other categories.
The prize for Islamic studies went to Ridwan Al-Sayyid, a professor at the University of Lebanon.
The prize for Arabic language and literature went to the Arabic Language Academy of Jordan, for its efforts to transfer science and technology via translation, Arabize technical terms, publish specialized glossaries and make Arabic a language of instruction.
Tadamitsu Kishimoto, professor of immunology at Osaka University, Japan, was given the prize for medicine.
The prize for science was shared by Daniel Loss, professor of physics at Basel University, Switzerland, and Dutch Professor Laurens Molenkamp for their exceptional contributions to physics.


FaceOf: Adam Sieminski, president of KSA's King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center

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FaceOf: Adam Sieminski, president of KSA's King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center

  • Sieminski holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in public administration from Cornell University, New York
  • Sieminski was also a member of the advisory board of the Global Energy and Environment Initiative at School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University

Adam Sieminski has been president of the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) since April 2018. 

In 2008, KAPSARC was founded as an independent research institute to advance the understanding of the energy sector and its impact on the global economy. The center also conducts studies on sustainable energy options. Before joining KAPSARC, Sieminski held the James R. Schlesinger Chair for Energy and Geopolitics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for over a year.

Before that, he served as a non-resident senior adviser to the CSIS Energy and National Security Program. He also served as the administrator of the US Energy Information Administration between 2012 and 2017.

He was also the senior director for energy and environment on the staff of the US National Security Council and a senior fellow and former president of the US Association for Energy Economics. 

He was also a member of the advisory board of the Global Energy and Environment Initiative at School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He also served as the chairman of the Supply-Demand Committee of the Independent Petroleum Association of America.

From 2005 to 2012, Sieminski was the chief energy economist for Deutsche Bank. 

Sieminski holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in public administration from Cornell University, New York. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. 

On Sunday, KAPSARC signed a memorandum of understanding with the Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority on the sidelines of Saudi Arabia Smart Grid and Sustainable Energy Conference and Exhibition that concluded in Jeddah recently. The MoU aims to strengthen research partnership in the power sector to enhance the efficiency of the electricity markets in the GCC countries.