Dr. Hatem bin Hasan bin Hamza Al-Marzouki has been recently appointed the deputy minister of education for universities, research, and innovation.
He has been serving as the rector of the Islamic University of Madinah since 2016.
Al-Marzouki has served the Emirate of Makkah region in different capacities between 2001 and 2009 including as assistant undersecretary of development, the general supervisor of the Information Technology Center, and as the secretary-general of Makkah Region Council.
He worked as an assistant professor of Islamic architecture at the College of Engineering at the Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah between 1999 and 2001.
He also worked as an assistant researcher at the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj and Umrah Research at the Umm Al-Qura University.
Al-Marzouki holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He received two master’s degrees from the University of Colorado in the US — one in urban design and urban economics and the other in architecture and planning.
He earned his Ph.D. in architecture and planning from the University of Newcastle, UK. Al-Mazrouki has participated in several research projects for the development of the Makkah region and his research papers have been published in several publications.