Dr. Badr Al-Bader, CEO of the Misk Foundation

Misk Foundation CEO Dr. Badr Al-Bader
Updated 23 July 2019

Dr. Badr Al-Bader, CEO of the Misk Foundation

Dr. Badr Al-Bader was appointed CEO of the Misk Foundation on Monday. 

The charity was founded in 2011 by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to develop youths’ leadership skills, and to focus on education, technology, media and culture to empower society through knowledge according to the best international standards.

Al-Bader thanked the crown prince for his appointment as CEO, saying it is a huge responsibility.

Al-Bader received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran, and holds a master’s and a Ph.D. in the same field from Washington University. 

He has participated in leadership programs at several universities such as Oxford, Cornell and George Washington.

Al-Bader has founded several companies, and was CEO of Dur Hospitality Co., where he led its transformation and launched its expansion strategy.

He was also managing director of CISCO Systems in Saudi Arabia for two years, before occupying the same role for Asia and Africa.

He was a member of a number of committees in chambers of commerce and industry, a member of the board of trustees of the Prince Salman Prize for Young Entrepreneurs, and a member of the advisory board of the faculty of business administration at King Faisal University, and of the faculty of information technology at KFUPM.


Arab Agriculture Day to be observed on Sunday

Saudi Arabia has also taken a lead in developing smart farming technology. (SPA)
Updated 27 September 2020

Arab Agriculture Day to be observed on Sunday

  • Saudi Arabia has taken several measures to promote sustainable agricultural and rural development. It is one of the key components of the Vision 2030 program

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture will celebrate Arab Agriculture Day on Sunday in parallel with the official event to be held at the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD) in Khartoum.
This year’s theme focuses on rural development in the Arab world in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
The AOAD was established in 1970. It is one of the several specialized Arab organizations working under the umbrella of the Arab League.
The organization aims to increase coordination and cooperation among Arab states in the field of agriculture and to work on strategies to improve the sector.
It assists member countries in developing and enhancing their respective agricultural sectors. One of the key goals of the organization is to ensure food security in the region and to achieve a fully integrated Arab economy.
Saudi Arabia has taken several measures to promote sustainable agricultural and rural development. It is one of the key components of the Vision 2030 program.
The Kingdom has recently launched an e-portal “Reef” (https://reef.gov.sa) to serve beneficiaries of a sustainable rural development program. 
The Kingdom has also taken a lead in developing smart farming technology.