Middle East

FaceOf: Badran bin Abdulrahman Al-Omar, president of King Saud University in Riyadh

Author: Tue, 2018-05-01 23:19

Badran bin Abdulrahman Al-Omar is the president of King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

As well as being president, he has held another administrative role within the university: Chair of the department of management in the College of Business Administration since December 2006, and he has been a scientific consultant at the Institute of Health Studies since 2002. He also holds academic roles, having been a professor of the masters program in hospital and health administration at the universitys public administration department since 2005, and has been an adjunct professor in the University of Oklahoma since 2001.

He has also been a quality consultant at the National Company for Cooperative Insurance (NCCI) since 2001, and a planning consultant at King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology since 1996.

Al-Omar attained a bachelor of arts in quantitative methods from King Saud University in 1984 and a postgraduate diploma in operational research from Lancaster University, England, in 1986.

He gained a masters degree in health and hospital administration from King Saud University in 1990, a Ph.D. in the same subject from Wales University, UK, and a certificate of health care quality from the University of Oklahoma in the US.

KSU recently organized a forum titled “Restoration of Hope, Security, Stability and Development in Yemen.” Participants at the event affirmed that the Kingdom was seeking to open border crossings and implement infrastructure projects, as well as protect civilians from the Houthi rebellion.

KSU is a public university founded by King Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud in Riyadh in 1957, and was the first university in the Kingdom.

It was previously known as Riyadh University and was renamed King Saud University in 1982.

It has documented the care and support received from King Salman for more than four decades through an album containing 223 photos depicting the kings historic relations with the university since its establishment.

Tags: Saudi ArabiaBadran bin Abdulrahman Al-OmarMain category: Saudi Arabia FaceOf: Fatimah Baeshen, spokeswoman for Saudi embassy in DCFaceOf: KSAs new envoy to Egypt and the Arab League Osama Nugali


Arab News


Related Articles

Middle East

Israel PM ‘flew to Saudi Arabia for secret talks with crown prince’

bbc– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly flew to Saudi Arabia on...

Middle East

Lebanon’s unfinished revolution: One year after protests, change has yet to come

Issued on: 21/10/2020 – 12:18Modified: 21/10/2020 – 14:28 It's been one year...

Middle East

Israel lauds UAE delegation visit as ‘making history’, Palestinians deem it ‘shameful’

Issued on: 20/10/2020 – 14:27 In an historic first visit by a...

Middle East

Iran rules out weapons ‘buying spree’ as UN embargo is set to expire

Issued on: 18/10/2020 – 07:42 Iran said it was self-reliant in its...