Dr. Abdullah bin Sharaf bin Jamaan Al-Ghamdi, head of Saudi Arabia’s National Information Center

Dr. Abdullah bin Sharaf bin Jamaan Al-Ghamdi
Updated 06 September 2019

Dr. Abdullah bin Sharaf bin Jamaan Al-Ghamdi, head of Saudi Arabia’s National Information Center

  • Dr. Abdullah bin Sharaf bin Jamaan Al-Ghamdi is the first Saudi to pursue the degree of professorship in the field of software engineering

Dr. Abdullah bin Sharaf bin Jamaan Al-Ghamdi has been appointed by royal decree as head of the National Information Center (NIC).
Al-Ghamdi graduated with a bachelor’s degree in information systems from King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh in 1991. He obtained his master’s degree in software systems technology from Sheffield University in the UK in 1993, and he holds a doctorate in software engineering from Sheffield which he received in 1997, as well as a post-doctoral degree from the University of Ottawa, Canada, in 2004.
He is the first Saudi to pursue the degree of professorship in the field of software engineering.
Before he went into teaching, Al-Ghamdi worked as a C4I (Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence) Systems consultant with BAE Systems until 2010.
At KSU, he began as a teaching assistant, eventually becoming an assistant professor. He has also headed the postgraduate studies and staff training committee.
Between 2010 and 2014, he became a professor at KSU, and established the software engineering department at the university, currently acting as its chairman.
Al-Ghamdi is a certified IBM rational unified process specialist, systems architect, and quality manager. He is the general director and founder of the Knowledge Industry Eco-System (KIE).


Saudi envoy receives Libyan ambassador to the UN

Updated 18 January 2020

Saudi envoy receives Libyan ambassador to the UN

NEW YORK: Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN, held talks in New York with Taher El-Sonni, Libya’s UN ambassador and permanent representative. 

The two sides discussed issues of mutual concern and latest political developments in the region. 

Al-Mouallimi congratulated El-Sonni for his new apppointment and conveyed the Saudi leadership’s best wishes for prosperity, stability and progress to the Libyan people. 

Al-Mouallimi reiterated Saudi Arabia’s rejection of any foreign interference in the Libyan affairs, adding that Riyadh will continue to push all concerned parties to reach a political solution that guarantees the unity of Libya and saves
people’s lives.