FaceOf: Dr. Asma Siddiki, interim dean at Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College

Dr. Asma Siddiki
Updated 03 November 2018
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FaceOf: Dr. Asma Siddiki, interim dean at Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College

  • Siddiki has been working in the education and higher education sectors in the region of 20 years.
  • Siddiki holds another important position at King Abdullah Economic City, as the senior director at Emaar, The Economic City, working on special projects

Dr. Asma Siddiki is the interim dean at the Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College (MBSC) of Business and Entrepreneurship. She is also the vice dean of student affairs.

Siddiki has been working in the education and higher education sectors in the region of 20 years.

Siddiki attained her bachelor’s degree in English literature and language from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah in 1994, her master’s degree in general linguistics and comparative philology from the University of Oxford, in 1998, and her doctoral degree in experimental psychology from the same university in 2002.

Siddiki holds another important position at King Abdullah Economic City, as the senior director at Emaar, The Economic City, working on special projects.

Prior to this, she served as a higher education management consultant at the company she founded, Alpha1Education, which specialized in developing and delivering educational programs for youth. She was also the CEO of the company.

She also founded Oxbridge Summers, a summer school hosted at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge in the UK. Before that, she served as director of global higher education at Huron Consulting Group, based in Dubai, UAE.

Recently, diplomats from more than 40 countries were shown the investment and educational advantages of King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) during a one-day visit organized by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Siddiki outlined to the visitors the college’s academic programs and achievements and highlighted the diversity of MBA students at the business school. She also described future collaborations with other countries through scholarships and internships.


Media spotlight falls on Saudi Arabia’s most historic sites

Updated 17 December 2018
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Media spotlight falls on Saudi Arabia’s most historic sites

  • Journalists were taken on a cultural and heritage tour of key locations aimed at showcasing the Najd region of the Kingdom as a top visitor destination
  • The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) organized the trip, concentrated around the old towns of Shaqra and Ushaiger

RIYADH: Some of Saudi Arabia’s most historic sites on Sunday went under the media spotlight as part of a drive to boost tourism.
Journalists were taken on a cultural and heritage tour of key locations aimed at showcasing the Najd region of the Kingdom as a top visitor destination.
The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) organized the trip, concentrated around the old towns of Shaqra and Ushaiger, to coincide with the Colors of Saudi Arabia forum that aims to strengthen national tourism.
Places visited by the group of journalists and writers included Al-Halawa Museum Market, Al-Subaie House, the Husseini Mosque, the House of Mashreq and the heritage village of Ishiqar. They also went to a desert camp, watched cultural shows and ate locally produced cuisine.
Abdulrahman Al-Manee, whose Al-Halawa Museum Market shop was visited by the group, told Arab News: “Collecting antiques and cultural pieces has been my hobby for more than 50 years.”
He graduated from the fine arts school at King Saud University, and has a website where he sells his products throughout the Kingdom and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
The SCTH presented a workshop for media professionals during the tour. Majid Al-Hasna, director of media relations at the SCTH, said it is keen to organize more trips for journalists to the Kingdom’s archaeological, historical, heritage and tourism sites.