Princess Nourah University tops maths contest

Princess Nourah University tops maths contest
Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University. (Courtesy: PNU)
Updated 14 May 2019

Princess Nourah University tops maths contest

Princess Nourah University tops maths contest
  • Prominent university-level research projects are judged by an elite group of judges

RIYADH: The mathematical sciences department at Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University has taken first and third place in a regional competition, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The contest was for students at the Riyadh region level and was organized by the Saudi Association for Mathematical Sciences at King Saud University.
Research by Nourah Al-Harbi, Kafaa Al-Otaibi, and Hoda Awadh, under the supervision of Dr. Mona Ashour, took the top spot. Research about a mathematical model of stem cell therapy for the treatment of cancer, prepared by Nour Al Hoda Mohammed Al-Hajr, Kafa Yaser Al-Zaabouti and Amjad Bandar Al Zoughaibi, under the supervision of Dr. Manar Al Qoodat, ranked third.
Prominent university-level research projects are judged by an elite group of judges, the most important of whom this year was Princess Asmaa Bin Ibrahim Al-Thumairi, who is an assistant professor at the mathematical sciences department of Princess Nourah University.


Yazeed Al-Humied, head of Local Holdings Investments at the Saudi Public Investment Fund

Yazeed Al-Humied
Yazeed Al-Humied
Updated 23 min 9 sec ago

Yazeed Al-Humied, head of Local Holdings Investments at the Saudi Public Investment Fund

Yazeed Al-Humied

Yazeed Al-Humied is the newly appointed head of Local Holdings Investments at the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF).

From October 2016 until December 2020, he was the PIF’s chief of staff, managing the fund’s relationships and creating strategic partnerships locally and internationally.

He also managed internal institutional and investment projects to ensure they were completed on time and met quality standards and developed a governance model for PIF portfolio companies while monitoring their performance.

On top of his new role, Al-Humied will contribute to the PIF as a member of various permanent committees including those responsible for management, and portfolio company nomination.

In addition, he sits as chairman of the National Security Services Co., vice chairman of both the Samba Financial Group and the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), and is a board member of Saudia airline, the Saudi Civil Aviation Holding Co., and Saudi low-cost carrier flyadeal.

Al-Humied joined PIF as an adviser to the fund’s governor in 2015. In his one-year advisory role, he was responsible for the restructuring, strategy crafting, and posting of PIF’s reallocation to the Saudi Council of Economic and Development Affairs.

He started his career in 2004 with multinational professional services company PricewaterhouseCoopers and four years later joined the Capital Market Authority (CMA) where he headed mergers and acquisitions.

Al-Humied gained a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Riyadh’s King Saud University in 2004 and he is also an alumnus of the London Business School’s corporate finance modular program.