FaceOf: Dr. Nabeel Koshak, dean of the Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College

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May 20, 2018

  • Koshak was appointed in January 2017
  • Koshak is also the former director of the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) GIS Technology Innovation Center at UQU

Inspired by Vision 2030, the goal of Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College (MBSC) of Business and Entrepreneurship is to promote entrepreneurial activities and ecosystems in the Kingdom.

It is Saudi Arabia’s first institute of higher learning specializing in leadership and entrepreneurial development. Established in 2016, the MBSC is located at the King Abdullah Economic City near Jeddah.

Dr. Nabeel Koshak is the dean of the MBSC. He was appointed in January 2017. He is the former president of Al-Baha University and the former vice president for Business and Innovation of Umm Al-Qura University (UQU).

Koshak is also the former director of the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) GIS Technology Innovation Center at UQU, and the former chairman of the board of directors of Transportation and Crowd Management Innovation Center.

He is also the co-founder and former general supervisor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute at UQU, and the co-founder and the vice chairman of the board of directors of Wadi Makkah Co., a platform for launching startup companies in various sectors.

Koshak received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from UQU in Makkah in 1993, and his master’s degree from Colorado Denver University in 1997. He also has a Ph.D. in Computational Design from Carnegie Mellon University in 2002.

He joined Harvard’s executive education programs in Development Finance Program (2014).

Koshak is a member of the board of directors of the King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba), a member of the executive committee of King Faisal International Prize, and a member of the board of directors of Oqal (Angel Investors Network) Jeddah branch.

This article was first published in Arab News

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