FaceOf: Prince Turki bin Saud, CEO of KSA's King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology

Prince Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed Al-Saud
Updated 15 June 2018
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FaceOf: Prince Turki bin Saud, CEO of KSA's King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology

  • Prince Turki, who has been CEO of KACST since January 2015, received his Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University in the US
  • He currently serves as chairman in the supervisory committee for the National Science, Technology and Innovations Plan (NSTIP)

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) explored the stars in a joint moon exploration and surveying trip with China on Thursday.

The joint trip is part of an agreement between King Salman with China in March 2017.

The CEO of KACST, Prince Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed Al-Saud, highlighted the importance of participating in international events that will lead to the organization’s support in developing satellite technologies.

The city is working in order to achieve the latest technologies in scientific fields, advancing a space program that goes hand in hand with Vision 2030 by developing numerous remote sensing systems led by a team of Saudi engineers and researchers.

Prince Turki, who has been CEO of KACST since January 2015, received his Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University in the US. 

He has headed and participated in several institutions and companies in Saudi Arabia throughout his outstanding career. 

He currently serves as chairman in the supervisory committee for the National Science, Technology and Innovations Plan (NSTIP), the board of trustees of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Award for the Inventors and the Gifted, the supervisory committee for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Initiative for Solar Water Desalination, the administrative committee of the Saudi Energy Efficiency Center, and the board of directors of The Saudi Company for Technology Development Investment (TAQNIA).

He is also a member of the board of directors of Military Industries Corp., the Civil Defense Council, the International Advisory Council (IAC) for King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), and the board of trustees for Al-Faisal University in Riyadh.


Saudi drivers to make racing history with debuts at Ad Diriyah

Updated 13 December 2018
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Saudi drivers to make racing history with debuts at Ad Diriyah

  • Two local heroes to take to the track in the first-ever Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY contest for production-based electric cars
  • Ahmed Bin Khanen and Bandar Alesayi of the Saudi Racing team will be among the first drivers to test Ad Diriyah track

RIYADH: Saudi motorsport has never looked so good as two drivers prepare for a historic debut in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the world’s first international championship for production-based electric cars, being launched at the racetrack created at the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site of Ad Diriyah.

Flying the flag for Saudi Arabia, the General Sports Authority (SAMF) and the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMF), Ahmed Bin Khanen and Bandar Alesayi of the Saudi Racing team will be among the first drivers to take to the track tomorrow.

Saudi fans can cheer them on during their free practice session at 3.45pm tomorrow (Friday, December 14), and see if they make it to the final of eTROPHY at 12.50pm on Saturday (December 15).

Ahmed Bin Khanen, Saudi Racing said: “It’s really great to be part of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Championship, especially as the first race is in Saudi Arabia with my family and friends. I hope to get a good race result and most importantly, make the race exciting for fans to watch.”

The Saturday eTrophy final precedes the main ABB FIA Formula E race, the 2018 ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix.

Single-day tickets from Friday at SR330 are still available at www.ad-diriyah-eprix.com, along with three-day tickets from SR950.