Munir Eldesouki is the assistant minister at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT). He was appointed by royal decree on Feb. 25.
Before his appointment, Eldesouki served as deputy minister for development and planning at the MCIT. He was in charge of strategic planning, making policies and providing studies for his ministry for about two years. While in that post, he also co-chaired the Digital Economy Task Force under the Saudi G20 presidency.
From March 2018 to April 2018, Eldesouki worked as a senior adviser to the minister of MCIT. He acted as chief of staff and adviser to the minister in charge of building an executive advisory team, as well as delivering on special projects related to requests from the government on innovation and governance.
Eldesouki holds more than 25 patents and has won many awards. He has contributed to many national initiatives as part of Vision 2030.
Eldesouki gained his B.Sc. in electrical engineering from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in 2002. He also received an M.A.Sc in electrical and computer engineering from McMaster University Ontario, Canada in 2005.
He attained his M.Eng. degree in engineering entrepreneurship and innovation from McMaster University in 2007.
He obtained his Ph.D. from the same university in electrical and computer engineering in 2010, specializing in CMOS imagers for low-level light biomedical applications in addition to CMOS imagers for high-speed noninvasive fluorescence lifetime imaging systems.