Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al Suwailem.

Dr. Al-Suwailem holds a PhD from the University of Sheffield, UK, in the field of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering. He has carried out research in genomics, peritomics, biosafety and genetic modification. He also has numerous researches, and scientific reports in the field of biotechnology, genetic engineering and ethics; associated with research activity on living organisms. He has lectured at many universities, conferences and seminars locally and internationally.

Dr. Abdulaziz Al Suwailem has extensive experience in intellectual property rights at the local and international levels, where he served as an adviser to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), as well as at The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He has been Vice President for Scientific Research Support at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology since 1431H, and he was appointed a research professor in the same year. Prior to that, He served as a supervisor at the Institute of Natural Resources and Environmental Research for 10 years and the Head of KACST Biotechnology Research Center. He also chaired a number of local and international boards and committees and participated in its membership, where he chaired the Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee(UNESCO) between 2009-2011; he also chaired the National Bioethics Committee(NCBE) as well as the Supervisory Committee for the Preparation of the Strategic Plan for Traffic Safety.

Dr. Al Suwailem is a member of the Board of Directors of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and is a member of : the Research Center, the Board of Directors of the Communications and Information Technology Commission, the Supreme Petroleum Council Preparatory Committee, the Environment Council, the National Committee for Clean Development Mechanisms, the Supreme Council of Al Marai Prize for Scientific Innovation and the Secretary General of the Prize.