Rami Kinsara, director-general of Saudi Arabia’s Doyof Al Rahman Program

Rami Kinsara
Updated 10 June 2019
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Rami Kinsara, director-general of Saudi Arabia’s Doyof Al Rahman Program

Rami Kinsara has been the director-general of the Doyof Al Rahman Program (DARP) since January 2018. 

Kinsara obtained his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from King Abdul Aziz University in 2007. 

He graduated with first-class honors. He did master’s in engineering entrepreneurship and innovation from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada in 2010. 

He did his Ph.D. in conflict resolution and decision analysis and systems design engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada in 2015.

He also worked as a teaching assistant at the University of Waterloo in 2012.

Prior to joining DARP, Kinsara served as a director and adviser at the National Transformation Program from June 2016 to January 2018.

Kinsara has been teaching as a university professor at the King Abdul Aziz University since June 2015. 

His articles on various issues have been published in several international publications.

Kinsara has received a number of honors and awards. He was the winner of the first MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Saudi Arabia, and is a Certified Professional Engineer (CPE) from the Saudi Council of Engineers.

Last month, Kinsara joined Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Muhammed Salih Bentin in Makkah at the inauguration of the Doyof Al Rahman Program by King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.


Mike Pompeo lands in Jeddah for talks with Saudi officials on Aramco attacks

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Mike Pompeo lands in Jeddah for talks with Saudi officials on Aramco attacks

  • Pompeo described the drone and cruise missile strikes on Saturday as an 'Iranian attack'
  • Pompeo was met at Jeddah airport by Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf. 

JEDDAH: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Wednesday described strikes on key Saudi oil installations as an “act of war” as he landed in Jeddah.

Pompeo described the drone and cruise missile strikes on Saturday as an “Iranian attack”.

He said it had not come from Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militants and that there was no evidence the attacks had been launched from Iraq.

Pompeo was met at Jeddah airport by Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf. 

Earlier on Wednesday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he had spoken with US President Donald Trump about the Aramco attack, and agreed that Iran must not be allowed to acquire a nuclear weapon.