Thamir Al-Shehri, senior research associate at King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center

Thamir Al-Shehri
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Updated 24 December 2019

Thamir Al-Shehri, senior research associate at King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center

  • Al-Shehri was chief technology officer at Sha6er Education in Brisbane, Australia

Thamir Al-Shehri has been a senior research associate in the energy transitions and electric power program at King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) in Riyadh since January 2018.
His focus has been on the use of technologies to facilitate better public policy and economical systems surrounding energy. He has also worked for 3Dit as a full stack developer and technology consultant since 2016.
3Dit is an Australia-based company. Al-Shehri was a lecturer in Australia at Queensland University of Technology between 2013 and 2016 and gained a Ph.D. from the same institution specializing in intelligent energy management systems in residential building.
His entrepreneurial and industrial experience has included working on award-winning projects such as the Burj Khalifa building management system in Dubai. Between 2013 and 2016, Al-Shehri was also chief technology officer at Sha6er Education in Brisbane, Australia.
He began his professional career as a software engineer, working for Bond Communications between 2009 and 2010, and Etisalat Telecommunications from 2008 to 2009. Al-Shehri gained a bachelor’s degree in computer and information systems from Ajman University of Science and Technology, in the UAE, and a master’s degree in information technology in computer software engineering from the University of Tasmania, in Hobart.
He recently helped to produce a report on a KAPSARC analysis of data published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) showing that Saudi Arabia lowered its emissions by 15 million tons (2.7 percent) of carbon dioxide in 2018, giving it the fourth-fastest fall in emissions in the G20 group of nations.


Shoura Council tackle breach of trust, anti-fraud laws

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Shoura Council tackle breach of trust, anti-fraud laws

RIYADH: The General Assembly of the Shoura Council has reviewed topics on its agenda, which include a number of reports submitted by specialized committees.

This came on Sunday during the work of the council’s first ordinary session of the first year of the eighth session, held remotely under the chairmanship of Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh, president of the council. The council agreed to refer the report of the Committee on Islamic and Judicial Affairs on draft regulations against fraud and breach of trust for return to the council for consideration and review.

It also referred the report of the Committee on Social Affairs, Family and Youth on draft law pertaining to fundraising and disbursement within the Kingdom.

Further reviews will also be referred to and discussed in upcoming council sessions on draft law reports filed by the Management and Human Resources Committee regarding functional discipline and the Hajj, and the Housing and Services Committee’s draft law on amendments to the contractor classification system.