Dr. Badran Al-Omar has been the president of King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh since 2012, and he recently approved the design and development of the CubeSat 2 satellite.
Al-Omar was previously dean of faculty members and staff affairs and chair of the College of Management at KSU.
He has been an academic adviser at the Riyadh Health Studies Institute and a director of the research center at KSU’s College of Administrative Sciences.
Al-Omar was a quality adviser at the National Company for Cooperative Insurance and coordinator of KSU’s master program of hospitals and health management.
He was a planning adviser at the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology and an adviser at the Ministry of Health.
Al-Omar has been an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma’s College of Modern Studies since 2001.
He is chairman of the board for the Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz International Prize for Water, chairman of the board of trustees at Al-Farabi Colleges, and chairman of the board at KSU’s Medical City.
He is a researcher and writer and has published papers and studies covering topics such as the perceptions of patient safety, implications of primary healthcare services, medication prescribing errors in Saudi hospitals, and the changing face of healthcare in Saudi Arabia.
Al-Omar has a doctorate in hospital administration and healthcare from the University of Wales, and a master’s degree in hospital administration and healthcare from KSU.
He has a bachelor’s degree in quantitative methods from KSU, and a postgraduate diploma in operational research from Lancaster University. He also has a healthcare quality diploma from the University of Oklahoma.