FaceOf: Dr. Awad bin Khazim Al-Asmari, director of Shaqra University in Riyadh

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Updated 20 October 2018

FaceOf: Dr. Awad bin Khazim Al-Asmari, director of Shaqra University in Riyadh

  • Al-Asmari is also a member of the Shoura Council

Dr. Awad bin Khazim Al-Asmari is the director of Shaqra University in Shaqraa, Riyadh. He is also a Shoura Council member.

Al-Asmari attained a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from King Saud University, Riyadh, in 1982, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Ohio State University, US, in 1986, and a Ph.D. in communication and signal processing from the University of Toledo, Ohio, in 1999.

Before his current role, Al-Asmari worked as a part-time adviser to the Ministry of the Interior, National Information Center in 1995-96, a part-time adviser to the Ministry of Defense and Aviation from November 1998 to November 1999.

He has been a senior member of the International Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) since 1996 and has co-authored a number of publications in the fields of image processing, information security, telecommunications, nanotechnology and quantum computing.

In 2013, Al-Asmari received a gold medal and certificate of appreciation from the IEEE for his contributions to many research studies in communications and information technology and his participation in arbitration and editing in the organization for more than 20 years.

Recently, Al-Asmari signed an agreement with the University of California in the fields of training, research and consultancy. 

The agreement aims to train distinguished students at the faculty of engineering at Shaqra University. Students will join an intensive program to develop their skills during the summer break. 


Saudi Arabia to ‘stabilize global economy’ during G20 summit

Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN. (SPA)
Updated 19 January 2020

Saudi Arabia to ‘stabilize global economy’ during G20 summit

  • Al-Mouallimi praised the role of Palestine, which currently chairs the Group of 77, in defending member states’ causes, achieving their goals and maintaining cooperation between members

NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, affirmed that the Kingdom will, through its G20 presidency, enhance cooperation and find international consensus on potential economic issues.
This came in a speech delivered by Al-Mouallimi during the meeting of the Group of 77 and China at the UN headquarters in New York.
“Saudi Arabia will also work to achieve stability in the global economy, develop effective policies to attain sustainable and balanced development, and create opportunities to raise living standards and well-being among the peoples of the world,” said Al-Mouallimi.
He praised the role of Palestine, which currently chairs the Group of 77, in defending member states’ causes, achieving their goals and maintaining cooperation between members.
He congratulated Guyana for serving as the next chair of the group for this year, and reiterated Saudi support in this regard.