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RIYADH: Recently, many scientists, doctors, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs have been granted Saudi citizenship.

The purpose of the Royal Order is to grant Saudi citizenship to those who serve the nation with their outstanding legal, medical, scientific, cultural, sports and technical expertise in various fields.

Here is the list of Saudi nationals published by the financial news portal, I’m angry.

Islam Zween, CEO of Argaam

Mohammed Zween pioneered a media model in the Arab world that prioritizes quality and educational content for profitability. (File/Argaam)

Zween holds a master’s degree from Alexandria University in Egypt and has over 25 years of experience in technology, media and business management.
Zween has spent the past 18 years building ground-breaking digital projects in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt, including the ‘Argaam Financial Portal’ and Akhbaar 24.com.

Since 2013, he has implemented a new strategy at Argaam, transforming it into a leading provider of financial media and data journalism in Saudi Arabia and the GCC. He also renewed the company’s business model, contributing to the diversification of revenue sources and achieving profitability.

Through Argaam, Zween has launched a number of initiatives and projects that have enriched the content of financial data and investment knowledge in the Kingdom. He has led a number of successful media and financial data partnerships with local and Gulf organizations and has made significant contributions to the development of financial media in the Kingdom and the Gulf. Under his leadership, Argaam won the Dubai Media Award for Best Business Platform in 2023.

Mehmood Khan, CEO of Hevolution Foundation

Dr. Mehmood Khan has held several senior corporate roles during his distinguished career, including Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Global Research and Development at PepsiCo and President of Global Research and Development at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. (File/Hospitals Magazine)

He is an American citizen who works as the CEO of the Hevolution Foundation. It is the first nonprofit organization to fund research through grants and provides biotech investments to advance the health sciences. Khan specializes in a precise field, holds a PhD from a prestigious university, and has more than 10 years of clinical experience, including directing diabetes, endocrinology and nutrition research at the Mayo Clinic and serving as chief scientific officer. and Head of Global Research and Development at PepsiCo.

Jackie Y. Ying, Chair, Department of Bioengineering and Nanomedicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center

Professor Ying was elected a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a Fellow of the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina. (attached)

American scientist of Singaporean origin, who was the founding director of the Singapore Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (2003-2018). He is currently the head of the NanoBio Lab and a senior scientific fellow of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). He has published extensively on biomedical engineering and nanotechnology topics. Professor Ying was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, a member of the German National Academy of Sciences, and one of the “100 Engineers of the Modern Age”. Professor Ying was elected a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a Fellow of the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina.

Niveen Khashab, founding member of KAUST

After completing his PhD at the University of Florida, Niveen Khashab joined KAUST and became a professor of chemical science. (attached)

Lebanese scientist with advanced expertise and contributions in bioengineering and nanomaterials. He is a founding member of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and has been an Associate Professor of Chemical Science and Engineering since 2009. One of the winners of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science award. In 2017, for his contribution to the invention of innovative smart hybrid materials for drug delivery and the development of new technology to monitor antioxidant activity between cells.

Noreddine Ghaffour, Center for Water Desalination and Reuse, KAUST

Noreddine Ghaffour received her M.Sc. and PhD in Energy and Process Engineering from the University of Montpellier, France. (attached)

French scientist who obtained a PhD in membrane separation techniques from the University of Montpellier (1995) and is currently a professor of environmental science and engineering at KAUST. He specializes in water desalination techniques and has published articles and research on environmental science, renewable energy and membrane separation.

Faraz Khalid, CEO of Noon

Khalid, who holds an MBA from The Wharton School, was instrumental in the success of Namshi, which was launched in 2012. (Shipped)

An Indian entrepreneur with an MBA in Entrepreneurial Project Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the CEO of the e-commerce platform Noon and the co-founder of Namshi, where he served as the managing director and was responsible for the creation, launch and expansion of the website.

Dr. Moatasem Al-Zoubi, orthopedic and sports medicine surgeon

Dr. Moatasem Al-Zoubi specializes in all treatments and surgeries for bones and joints, fractures and sports injuries. (Instagram: @orthopedist_moutasem_alzubi)

Jordán is a neurosurgeon who has performed many Siamese twin separation surgeries in the Kingdom and abroad. Consultant in orthopedics, fractures, joints, arthroscopy and sports medicine. Al-Zoubi has more than 12 years of experience at the Royal Medical Service, where he completed a specialization in advanced fractures, as well as a subspecialization in sports medicine and endoscopy.

Rami Al-Qawasmi, CEO of Mawdoo3.com

Rami Al-Qawasni graduated from the University of Sussex in the UK with a BA in Economics and started his business journey in Jordan. (attached)

Al-Qawasmi is known for his passion for artificial intelligence and startup development. He created and developed more than 10 companies before the age of 30. Under his leadership, Mawdoo3.com raised $23.5 million in a funding round.

Ahmed Mirghani, Partner at BIM Ventures

Ahmed Mirghani was instrumental in bringing many traditional investors into the world of venture capital. (attached)

Sudanese entrepreneur with an MBA in entrepreneurship from Prince Mohammed bin Salman College of Business and Entrepreneurship. He is the co-founder and CEO of BIM Ventures and founded the “Angel Investor Mine” network, which has been instrumental in bringing many traditional investors into the venture capital world and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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