Dr. Mohammed Al-Surf, Saudi sustainability expert

Dr. Mohammed Al-Surf
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Updated 28 January 2020

Dr. Mohammed Al-Surf, Saudi sustainability expert

  • Al-Surf started his career between 2007 and 2008 as an architect with South Eagle Construction Co. Ltd. in Abha and for four months in 2015 he worked as a project manager for Hazim Consulting, in Jeddah

Dr. Mohammed Al-Surf is the regional manager and market developer at Green Business Certification Inc.
He became the first Saudi to obtain a participant sustainability certificate from the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, joining a global group of less than 400 holders of the accreditation in the field of sustainability.
Al-Surf gained a bachelor’s degree in architecture from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in 2007. During his study period at the university, he was a member of the student cultural club for one year and then joined the College of Environmental Design Club for four years carrying out several roles, including assistant club president.
In 2009 he received a graduate certificate in built environment and engineering from The University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia and the following year obtained a master’s degree in project management from the same university. He also gained a Ph.D. in property and planning from UQ in 2014.
Between 2013 and 2014, he was a multimedia manager and photographer in the Saudi Student Association in Brisbane, Australia.
Al-Surf started his career between 2007 and 2008 as an architect with South Eagle Construction Co. Ltd. in Abha and for four months in 2015 he worked as a project manager for Hazim Consulting, in Jeddah.
He was later appointed a programs director with the Project Management Institute - Arabian Gulf Chapter (PMI-AGC). His Twitter handle is @AlsurfM.


DiplomaticQuarter: EU envoy wants increased cooperation with Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition

Updated 29 October 2020

DiplomaticQuarter: EU envoy wants increased cooperation with Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition

  • The IMCTC is an alliance of 41 countries that forms a pan-Islamic unified front in the global fight against terrorism

RIYADH: Patrick Simonnet, head of the EU delegation to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman, recently visited the headquarters of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) in Riyadh.

IMCTC Secretary-General Maj. Gen. Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Moghedi received the EU diplomat and the accompanying delegation. Al-Moghedi briefed the visiting dignitaries about the coalition’s goals, achievements and the initiatives it has taken to fight terrorism in different forms.

He said the coalition represents an integrated system of intellectual and media initiatives and also aims to fight terror financing to effectively root out this menace. The IMCTC chief said the coalition aims to enhance cooperation and coordination among member states.

Simonnet said the EU looks forward to enhance cooperation with the Islamic military alliance in different fields.

Al-Moghedi also presented the EU ambassador with a memento.

The IMCTC is an alliance of 41 countries that forms a pan-Islamic unified front in the global fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

In coordination with the relevant authorities in the member countries, it promotes best practices, advances legal, regulatory, and operational frameworks, and facilitates information sharing to curb terror financing.

It also aims to assist member countries to enhance their military capabilities to fight terrorism.

The intellectual aspect specializes in preserving the universal message of Islam, promoting the values of moderation, tolerance and the preparation of targeted messages to counter radical ideology.

The media side is based on producing digital, media and other informative content to refute the rhetoric and claims of terrorist organizations and extremists.