Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz Al-Moaikel, vice chancellor of the Saudi Electronic University

Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz Al-Moaikel
Updated 03 December 2019

Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz Al-Moaikel, vice chancellor of the Saudi Electronic University

  • He started his professional career at the Ministry of Media in 1993
  • In 1996, he joined the Intellectual Education Institute as a special education teacher

Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz Al-Moaikel has been the vice chancellor of the Saudi Electronic University, Riyadh since 2016.

Before his current position, he served as the vice chancellor for branches affairs and supervisor of financial and administrative affairs at the same university.

He started his professional career at the Ministry of Media in 1993. In 1996, he joined the Intellectual Education Institute as a special education teacher. He was promoted to the post of undersecretary for professional affairs at the same institution
in 2000.

In 2001, he joined the special education department at King Saud University (KSU) as an assistant. He successfully climbed the ladder to become assistant dean for development and quality at the Agency for Development and Quality at KSU’s education faculty.

Al-Moaikel received his bachelor’s in special education from KSU in 1995. He went to the US for higher studies and did a master’s in special education at the University of Idaho in 2004. In 2006, he did his doctorate in education philosophy — education and rehabilitation of people with intellectual disability and returned to the Kingdom and joined KSU’s Special Education Department as an associate professor.

On the fifth anniversary of King Salman’s ascension to the throne, Al-Moaikel congratulated the king and praised the progress and development the country has been witnessing in all fields.


Saudi Arabia's envoy to UK: We won’t allow Iran to meddle in region 

Updated 25 January 2020

Saudi Arabia's envoy to UK: We won’t allow Iran to meddle in region 

  • “You cannot give in to a country like Iran because they will see it as a sign of weakness,” Prince Khalid said
  • The ambassador encouraged people to visit his country before forming an opinion of it

LONDON: Riyadh does not seek conflict with Tehran but will not let “Iran’s meddling in the region” go unchecked, said the Saudi ambassador to Britain. 
“We do not seek conflict. We do not seek escalation. We have always been supporters of taking a firm stand against Iran. Our issue is not with the people of Iran, it is with the regime running the country,” Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan told the Daily Telegraph. 
“But we do not believe in appeasement. At no point in history has appeasement proved to be a successful strategy. You cannot give in to a country like Iran because they will see it as a sign of weakness.”
France, Germany and the UK, three of the signatories to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), triggered a “dispute resolution mechanism” recently in response to Iran ramping up its nuclear program in violation of the deal.
Prince Khalid criticized the JCPOA because it does not address “all the other things that Iran” is doing in the region.
“Iran’s meddling in the region is as challenging as the nuclear program. This is why we were concerned with the nuclear deal,” he said.
The ambassador also touched on recent allegations that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in hacking the phone of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
“It is very easy for people to throw these unsubstantiated allegations against Saudi Arabia because they know that it is very difficult for Riyadh to defend itself when it does not have proper access to the details,” Prince Khalid said.
“We need to see the evidence before we make any response, because the evidence made public so far is circumstantial at best.”
Saudis do not always represent themselves well because they are “a reticent people and our culture does not push us to talking about ourselves,” he said. “We need to do a better job on showing the world who we really are.” 
The ambassador, who was appointed last year, encouraged people to visit his country before forming an opinion of it. 
“There are a lot of misconceptions about Saudi Arabia. We want people to come and see Saudi Arabia for themselves, and not rely on what they have read somewhere or heard somewhere to form their opinion of the country,” he said.
“There is plenty to see, and you will find a warm, generous and hospitable people there waiting to greet you.”