Dr. Saud bin Saeed Al-Mathami has been secretary-general of the King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba) since 2016.
On Thursday, Mawhiba signed an agreement with the UAE to support the development of gifted students during the National Science, Technology and Innovation Festival in Dubai.
The agreement aims to invest in the creative talents of young people in both countries to help them achieve their full potential and become the leaders of the future.
Al-Mathami said the agreement will further raise awareness in both countries of the importance of promoting talent to help sustain economic growth and prosperity.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from King Saud University (KSU), a master’s in computer science from the University of Florida, and a PhD in the same field from the University of London. He is an associate professor in computer science and information systems at KSU in Riyadh.
He is prominently known as a former minister of state and a member of the Shoura Council from 2003 to 2013.
His career began as a maths instructor at KSU in 1981. After getting his PhD, he became an assistant professor in computer science before becoming an associate professor.
Al-Mathami served as the director and chairman of the computer science faculty’s research center, and was the department head between 1991 and 1994. He was also an adviser to Asir on developing the region’s information network.