L’Oréal-UNESCO award-winner to chair KAUST festival

Above, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology campus. (Photo supplied)
Updated 01 October 2019

L’Oréal-UNESCO award-winner to chair KAUST festival

Chemistry scientist Niveen M. Khashab will chair next year’s annual Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The event will be co-chaired by Khaled Salama, professor of electrical engineering at KAUST’s Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division (CEMSE).

The associate professor of chemical sciences and engineering at the Physical Science and Engineering Division at KAUST is the first female chair for the annual festival of science hosted on and off campus. Khashab is the winner of the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Award in the field of physical science for her research in organic chemistry in 2017. 

“I feel that KAUST leadership simply looks at scientific merit and service when appointing individuals in key roles that represent KAUST such as chairing WEP, which makes me very confident in our future as a leading scientific institute,” said Khashab. 

The scientist’s message to women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is: “There is plenty of room for you to join us!”

Next year’s WEP 2020, taking place between Jan. 12 and 23, will focus on “personalized medicine,” which aims at tailoring practices, interactions and medicine to the individual patient. It is a futuristic yet fast approaching health care platform for treating different diseases, especially cancer.


Burgerizzr picks Emirates NBD Capital Saudi Arabia as financial advisor for Nomu listing

Updated 27 October 2020

Burgerizzr picks Emirates NBD Capital Saudi Arabia as financial advisor for Nomu listing

  • Al-Ruwaigh said Emirates NBD Capital Saudi Arabia is one of the largest investment banks in the GCC region
  • Burgerizzr specializes in providing ‘made to order, fresh Beef and Chicken burgers’

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Shatirah House Restaurant Company – owner and operator of the “Burgerizzr” restaurant chain – has chosen Emirates NBD Capital Saudi Arabia as the exclusive financial advisor to arrange the offering of a stake of the company through an IPO on the Saudi Parallel Market (Nomu).
Burgerizzr specializes in providing ‘made to order, fresh Beef and Chicken burgers’ and is the largest chain of fresh burger restaurants in the Kingdom. It was launched in 2009 with one branch in Riyadh. The chain has achieved high growth rates to reach 76 branches in 12 Saudi cities.
Mohammed Al-Ruwaigh, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Burgerizzr, said: “We are proud of the decision of the Board of Directors to offer shares of the company on the Saudi Parallel Market (Nomu). We believe that this step will contribute to enhancing the company’s growth and sustainability strategies and augmenting its opportunities in the most significant markets in the region.”
Al-Ruwaigh also said they appointed Emirates NBD Capital Saudi Arabia as the financial advisor for the IPO, as they are one of the largest investment banks in the GCC region and due to their unparalleled access to local KSA and regional investors.