Dr. Mohammed Al-Numay, vice rector at Riyadh’s King Saud University

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Updated 15 March 2020

Dr. Mohammed Al-Numay, vice rector at Riyadh’s King Saud University

Dr. Mohammed Al-Numay has been vice rector for educational and academic affairs at Riyadh’s King Saud University (KSU) since 2018.

He is also manager of the implementation of the student information system project, and of the electronic admission project at KSU.

Al-Numay received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1986 from KSU. He attained a master’s in electrical engineering in 1990 from Michigan State University in the US.

He received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1997 from the Georgia Institute of Technology in the US.

From 2015 until 2018 he was assistant vice rector for information technology at KSU, and adviser of e-admissions at the university from 2007 until 2017.

He has been the adviser to the deanship of admissions and registration affairs at KSU from 2006 to the present. 

Al-Numay has also been an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at KSU from 2007 to the present.

He served as an assistant professor in the same department from 1997 to 2006, and assistant researcher in joint research between the US Navy and the Georgia Technical Institute from 1996 to 1997.

Recently, he accompanied Dr. Badran bin Abdulrahman Al-Omar, rector of KSU, in inspecting the deanship of electronic transactions and communications.

Al-Omar was briefed on a number of units within the deanship, including the beneficiaries’ care unit, the information center, the network unit, the risks and information security unit, and the readiness of virtual classrooms and electronic platforms between faculty members and students after the decision to suspend classes.


Forsah platform registers over 9,000 Saudi SMEs

Updated 30 March 2020

Forsah platform registers over 9,000 Saudi SMEs

RIYADH: The Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) announced that the number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) registered on the Forsah platform for the 9/10ths Program has increased to 9,210 enterprises, and the total published value has exceeded SR526 million ($140 million).

Hadaf launched the program, which aims to support entrepreneurship and SMEs through its electronic services, in August 2016.

The Forsah platform is a link between buyers and suppliers, enabling the former to place orders electronically, which reach many accredited SME suppliers throughout the Kingdom so that these enterprises can bid on the basis of the field.

Hadaf urged business owners and Saudi professional entrepreneurs in technical fields and disciplines to electronically register on the platform.

The 9/10ths Program offers several online platforms including Forsah, Tojjar, Bahr, Kanaf, Zadd, Atwar, Made in KSA, and Akshak Tojjar. All of these platforms aim to change Saudi work culture by encouraging entrepreneurship and SMEs and empowering individuals to create new jobs through innovation.