Dr. Atif Al-Amri has been head of the Vision 2030 Realization Office at the Saudi Ministry of Education since June 2019. Education Minister Dr. Hamad Al-Asheikh recently reappointed Al-Amri to the same post.
Al-Amri has also served as adviser to the education minister since January 2019, and was the director general of the planning department at the ministry between 2017 and 2018.
Al-Amri is also a professor of computer and information sciences in the software engineering department at King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh.
He held several posts at KSU, including assistant vice rector of planning and development between 2014 and 2017.
Al-Amri was also chairman of the information systems department at the same university, a post he held for a year and a half between 2013 and 2014. Previously, he was vice chairman for six months.
Al-Amri has also been research chair of Pervasive and Mobile Computing (CPMC) at KSU since January 2011 and was the project manager of its data warehouse and quality management project between 2010 and 2014.
He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in information systems from the College of Computer and Information Science at KSU.
Later, he obtained his Ph.D. from the School of Information Technology and Engineering at the University of Ottawa in Canada.
His Ph.D. was in computer science and focused on multimedia-based medical applications.
He also worked as a research assistant at the same school at the University of Ottawa.
Al-Amri’s Twitter handle is @atif_alamri.