Dr. Hasan M. Al-Ahmadi, director general of Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Center for Science and Technology

Dr. Hasan M. Al-Ahmadi
Updated 01 October 2019

Dr. Hasan M. Al-Ahmadi, director general of Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Center for Science and Technology

Dr. Hasan M. Al-Ahmadi has been serving as the director general of Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Center for Science and Technology (Scitech) since 2012.

Al-Ahmadi is also an associate professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

He joined KFUPM in 1982 as a graduate assistant and became a lecturer in 1985 after he graduated with a master’s degree in civil engineering.

In 1990, Al-Ahmadi completed his Ph.D. in transportation engineering from Michigan State University in East Lansing, US.

He returned to KFUPM as an assistant professor and remained in that position until 2013.

Moreover, Al-Ahmadi had been the assistant dean of Educational Services for Training Programs and director of University Diploma Programs between 2002 and 2004.

He is a member of several international and local committees, including the American Society of Civil Engineers, board member of Saudi Consultant Engineering Committee, and Saudi Society of Civil Engineering.

He received the Educational Excellence Award for his Evaluation of Airfield and Road Networks of King Khalid Airbase in Khamis Mushayt; it was chosen as the Best Research Award in 1999.

The Abdullah bin Mohammed Ababtain Heritage Museum, in cooperation with Scitech, recently launched a heritage exhibition on the Eastern Province to mark Saudi National Day.

The event was held under the patronage of Dr. Sahl Abdul Jawad, president of KFUPM, and attended by Scitech Director-General Dr. Hasan Al-Ahmadi, and other government entities officials.

The museum captures the different aspects of life in the Eastern Province, including social traditions, manuscripts, ancient devices, currencies, sea life and diving, as well as heritage weapons that were used to unify the Kingdom.


Saudi passport directorate expands e-services through Absher

Saudi passport office said that the services will promote e-transactions and make it easier for people to get in touch with officials. (SPA)
Updated 01 April 2020

Saudi passport directorate expands e-services through Absher

  • Saudi Arabia’s information and communications technology sector makes up 4 percent of the Saudi gross domestic product

RIYADH: The Saudi General Directorate of Passports is offering a “messages and applications” service to people through the Absher online platform.
Beneficiaries can use the service by logging into their account on Absher, choosing the “My Services” option, general services, messages and applications, then clicking on the “General Directorate of Passports” link and selecting the required service from a list including “identification of residents, visas, transfer of information, transfer of information and change of profession, suggestions.” After writing their message, they simply click the “send” button.
The passport office said that the services will promote e-transactions and make it easier for people to get in touch with officials at the directorate to discuss their problems.
The Kingdom’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector makes up 4 percent of the Saudi gross domestic product.
The sector has experienced significant regulatory change, expressed across several public- and private-sector investment drives since the launch of Vision 2030.
Saudi Arabia is also the region’s largest ICT market, ranking 13th globally, with a value of $28.7 billion (SR107 billion) in 2019 and strong growth in both the consumer and enterprise segments.