Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Specialty in Management and Communication Leadership.
Twenty years of experience nationally and internationally, excellent management record and a great eye for balancing stakeholders’ expectations while achieving an organization’s goals with quality.
Specialty in Management and Communication Leadership.
At King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST), my role was the Industry Account Officer in Economic Development, Research Park and Innovation Cluster (RPIC). I managed contracts for research park tenants such as Dow Chemicals, Saudi Aramco, Sabic, Nalco and recently, Boeing. Parts of the duties were contract analyses, negotiation and renewal process including bidding protocol. I was involved with the IT Procurement team procuring and renewing software and licenses, that includes shopping carts, purchase orders and bidding. While working with IT, I initiated and launched the Procurement SAP system access availability to be used by RPIC tenants. All core labs were part of the services provided to RPIC tenants. In addition, I launched and led new services for RPIC tenants. This role also required representing KAUST as a point of contact on all services.
I gained extensive knowledge while serving as a liaison between IT and the COO sector. The COO Sector Divisions include: HR Services, GRM (Risk), Legal, OCFO (Office of CFO – Bank Strategy), Compliance, Financial/Accounting, Trade, Corporate/Retail/Treasury Services, Marketing, Islamic, Treasury and Audit Divisions. While writing Business Requirement Documents, I monitored IT services consumed by the sector to achieve targeted operating cost and met Service Level Agreements. Also, I created and maintained a catalog of existing services offered by the organization.
I was accountable for relaying information to IT, Business, PMO and Functional Management in the form of Business Requirement Documents. I also conducted IT annual projects’ estimation of Corporate/Retail/Treasury Services Division Budget of SAR 18,000,000 (US$ 4,800,000). I coordinated with the IBM Consultant in designing a new Business Requirement Documents template. I completed major strategic projects: Trade Centralization Program and Payroll Automation. The most critical projects I completed: Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency's Anti-Money Laundry System (AML) and urgent campaigns on ATM Screens.
One of the significant achievements was leading the product launch, Axcess Fleet Management, linking CDMA wireless network with GPS tracking, including a full feasibility analysis of potential industrial ventures. I performed market research for vendor selection. I analyzed, negotiated, developed and approved contracts on behalf of Alltel: NavTrack Fleet Mgmt. @Road Fleet Management, Telogis OnTrack (vendors). I communicated with vendors and internal stakeholders to drive cross-functional teams. The product was launched on schedule.
I recruited new students to achieve budgeted goals for each term. I specialized in and conducted product market research resulting in management considering the Middle East for online education. Also, I communicated new strategies to executives to drive sales.
Business to Business sales, I specialized in selling business and residential products and I offered a multi-layered security defense that incorporated the latest security technology.
This was an entrepreneurial accomplishment. As a Co-Founder, I developed revenue from US $0.00 - $500,000/annually. Also, I supervised the Call Center, Sales, Vendor Management and Customer Service. I recruited and trained new employees. I collaborated with vendor to develop a proprietary computer system for ordering and customer service. I developed, negotiated, managed and renewed vendor contracts.
The 2012 Emerging Research and Science Park award was presented to the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Research Park. Destined to be a premier science park in the Middle East, the KAUST Research Park is located on the shores of the Red Sea. Enabled by unsurpassed research facilities, KAUST seeks to address the grand challenges of our time in energy, water, food, and the environment. The key role of the KAUST Research Park is to promote KAUST's mission of economic development, technology transfer, and the creation of entrepreneurial opportunities within Saudi Arabia. The Research Park is part of a comprehensive innovation network linked to technology creation, business formation, and development assistance with established technology firms and the marketplace.
The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia aims to be a globally renowned graduate research university that makes significant contributions to scientific and technological advancement, and will play a crucial role in the development of Saudi Arabia and the world. As a model of how people from different parts of the world can come and work together for the benefit of humanity, students work on themes as diverse as food, water, energy and the environment. The Materials Science & Engineering Program stands at the heart of this, with pioneering research in areas including Nanomaterial Synthesis & Design, Organic Photovoltaics and Nanoscale characterization.
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