Prince Sultan University
Center for Sustainability and Climate
Prof. Mohammad NurunnabiPhD (Edinburgh), FAIA(Acad), SFHEA, FRSA, CMBE, CMA, FFA, FIPA, CPA
Director, Center for Sustainability and Climate (CSC), Aide to the President and Chair in Accounting
Professor Mohammad Nurunnabi is the Aide to the President on Ranking and Internationalization, Director of Center for Sustainability and Climate, and Chair of the Department of Accounting at Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia. He is an Academic Visitor (Senior Member) of St Antony's College, University of Oxford, UK. His article on Saudi Vision 2030 was the most downloaded article after the announcement of Saudi Vision 2030. He has published over 130 articles. He was awarded a Platinum Lever Leader by the IMA, USA. He has significantly contributed to G20 Saudi Arabia for several policy papers. Recently, he was invited as global distinguished speakers in International Conference and Exhibition for Education (ICEE 2022), Saudi Ministry of Education; and also from the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the World Bank MENA Group, USA. He is leading the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) at Prince Sultan University, and also 1st Saudi University to Pledge Net Zero Carbon University by 2060 (Prince Sultan University) in Race to Zero for Universities and Colleges campaign is run in partnership with EAUC, Second Nature and UN Environment. He also established Financial Literacy for Women in Business (SDG 5), and Zakat and Tax Clinic (SDG 8) to support Micro, Small and Medium Business. He is one of the founding leaders of three global think tanks including - Global SME Policy Network (GSPN); Global Education Policy Network (GEPN); Global Islamic Finance, Tax and Zakat Center (GIFTZ Center).
Dr. Sanjida Haque
Associate Director Center for Sustainability and Climate (CSC)
Dr.Sanjida Haque is the Associate Director of the Center for Sustainability and Climate at Prince Sultan University (PSU), Saudi Arabia. Her area of specialty is dentistry. She obtained her MScDent in 2016 and a PhD (Dentistry) in 2020 from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. She was awarded "The Vice-Chancellor Award" during her PhD studies. She has published over 70 scientific papers in different renowned journals. Owing to having the highest number of publications, she was awarded the ‘Publication Achievement Award’ by Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2019 and 2020 respectively. She joined PSU in September 2022. Currently, she is a member of the PSU Institutional Review Board (IRB) committee, SDG publication committee, Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking Committee, and QS Star Rating Committee. Her current research focuses on environmental sustainability in dentistry and healthcare.
Dr. Tahira Hoke
Aide to the President, Director of the Evaluation and Academic Accreditation Center (CW)
Dr. Tahira is the Aide to the President, Director of the Evaluation and Academic Accreditation, a Sustainability Fellow for the Center for Sustainability and Climate Change, and a faculty member for the College of Humanities and Science at Prince Sultan University (PSU) in Saudi Arabia. As a psychologist, she served as a senior researcher for US non-profit organizations, as a quality assurance director at PSU, as an accreditation reviewer for the National Center for Academic Accreditation and Evaluation (NCAAA), and as a consultant for schools and universities in the MENA region. She is a member of the American Evaluation Association, American Education and Research Association, and the Association for Institutional Research.
Dr. Syed Umar AminComputer Science
College of Computer and Information Sciences (CCIS)
Syed Umar Amin is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Prince Sultan University. He is also an active member of the Automated Systems and Soft Computing Lab at PSU. His research interests include deep learning for image and EEG classification, cognitive computing, multimedia for healthcare and biologically inspired approach for intelligent systems. He has authored and co-authored more than 30 publications including IEEE / ACM / Springer / Elsevier journals. He also received the best technical paper award in 2018 from King Saud University.
Ms. Hana A. AlahmariInformation Systems
College of Computer and Information Sciences (CCIS)
Hanaa A. AlAhmari is a Lecturer in the Information Systems department at the College of Computer and Information Sciences, PSU. Member in the CCIS Quality Committee. I completed the master’s degree in 2017 at Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, USA. My research interests include the applications of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, biometric systems, Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining and Intelligent Information Systems.
Dr. Mohammed BakjajiLaw
College of Law (CL)
Dr. Albakjaji holds a PhD in E-Commerce/E-Business Law. He is specialist in the field of e-commerce and legal requirements for starting/operating an online business. This field of study is considered as one of the main pillars of the sustainable development. He has a very good experience gained from his work at bright academic institutions in France, and the UK. He was awarded an Excellence in Educator Award (EEA) during his work in the UK. Research wise, my main research interests are: cybercrime laws, Business law, the Law and computerized Information Systems, privacy of electronic transactions. He recently published an outstanding piece of research on The Patentability of AI Inventions: the Case of Saudi Arabia which is considered as the first of its own kind not only in KSA, but also in the Middle East. His masterpiece of research attracted attention of many well- known organizations including WIPO as he has been chosen to participate in the international WIPO conversation on the IP and Frontier Technologies. In this way, the team officially represented the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the Patentability of AI inventions, internationally speaking. For other scholarly activities, Dr. Albakjaji has participated in well-known international conferences. Recently, He was invited to participate in the International Conference on Sustainability: Developments and Innovations (ICSDI 2022). He also received invitations to participate as a keynote speaker in some conferences organized to discuss the issues of Cyber law, E-commerce Law, and sustainability such as the conference on the Cyber-Security which was organized by the cyber-security department in the UK.
Dr. Enis OmerovićLaw
College of Law (CL)
Dr. Enis Omerović works at the College of Law of Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia. Associate Professor in Public International Law. Assistant Professor in International Criminal Law. Vice Dean for Science and Research at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2018-2021). LLM degree from the University of Glasgow (UK). (Post)PhD Colloquium from the University of Saarland (Europa Institute, Germany). A student of The Hague Academy of International Law (The Netherlands). One of the directors of the course "Crime prevention through criminal law & security studies" of the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb at the Inter-University Centre in Dubrovnik (Croatia). A member of the Committee for Legal Science of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea within the International Maritime Organization (UN). Judge at the International Criminal Law Moot Court Competition in The Hague and at the University of Oxford Monroe E Price Media Law Moot Court Competition, Regional Rounds in Budapest.
Prof. Jawahitha SarabdeenPhD (MMU), MCL(IIUM), MSHRM(UOW), LL.B. (Hons)(IIUM), CLPP(TMU) Fellow (FCG) Chartered Governance Institute Canada (CGIC) Barrister & Solicitor, Ontario, Canada
Acting Associate Chair & Director, MCL Program, College of Law, PSU, Riyadh
Prof. Sarabdeen is a highly motivated legal professional, and an award-winning researcher and university professor with diverse global experience in corporate and business law; she widely researched and published on data privacy laws, business law and technology law. Her achievements include 70 over refereed publications of top-tier journals, conference proceedings and book chapters during her 21-year long excellence in career. She has been the recipient of several prestigious awards and grants in postdoctoral education, research, teaching & related activities and research collaborations, and she has also counseled on litigation, business, and corporate matters. Prof. Sarabdeen had the honour to act as an invited reviewer, speaker, conference session chair, and committee member for various international institutions and organizations. She is a trainer and consultant to professionals from the Education, Healthcare, IT, Petroleum, Telecommunications, Banking and Finance industries.
Dr. Rehana ParveenLaw
College of Law (CL)
Dr. Rehana Parveen is an Assistant Professor College of Law at Prince Sultan University (PSU), Saudi Arabia. She has received her Ph.D. degree in Constitutional Law from Aligarh Muslim University, India. She is a fellow in Higher Education Academy United Kingdom. She is a Chair of the college Quality Assurance Committee. She has received the Elsevier Reviewer recognition for reviewing papers in various Elsevier journals. Her research interest is environmental law, health care law, Privacy and data protection laws. She worked on two Microsoft research grant projects on Data security and privacy issues in the health sectors in Saudi Arabia, and also Data security and privacy challenges in the educational sector in Saudi Arabia. She has several publications in various internationally reputed journals in the area of Climate change, Legal Connotations of Biological Resources, COVID-19 pandemic and disaster preparedness, and also Medico-legal insights into COVID-19 pandemic and the platter of health law reform. She has participated in various International and local conferences in the area of climate change.
Prof. Izani IbrahimFinance
College of Business Administration (CBA)
Prof. Izani Ibrahim is a Professor of Finance at the College of Business Administration, PSU. He completed his PhD in 1996 at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA, and a Certified Quantittive Risk Manangement holder. His current research interest is in the areas of Corporate Finance and Investment.
Dr. Zainab RawshdehManagement
College of Business Administration (CBA)
Zainab Ali Ahmad Rawshdeh is an Assistant Professor in management at the College of Business Administration, PSU. She obtained her PhD in management from Graduate School of Management, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Computer sciences from Yarmouk University Jordan. She has 3 years of teaching experience with Taibah University KSA. Her research interests include HRM, CSR.
Prof. Francisco BastidaLeader of the Environment, Social, Governance and Accountability Lab (ESGAL) at the Prince Sultan University.
Accounting ,College of Business Administration (CBA)
Professor at Prince Sultan University (Saudi Arabia) and researcher at the University of Murcia (Spain). His current research focuses on the impact of transparency in government financial reporting from an international perspective, and on ESG. He has published, among others, in the following journals: Applied Economics, Public Administration, Public Administration Review, International Public Management Journal, Kyklos, Public Choice, American Review of Public Administration, Fiscal Studies and Journal of Urban Planning and Development-ASCE. He is Editorial Board Member of the journals: Public Sector Economics, International Journal of Economics and Accounting and of the Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management. He also works on consulting projects about management accounting implementation and advises the Spanish Ministry of Education on the Erasmus program.
Prof. Zahirul HoqueAccounting
College of Business Administration (CBA)
Prof. Zahirul Hoque joined Prince Sultan University in August 2021. His prior appointments as Professor of Management Acccounting/Public Sector were at La Trobe University, Australia (2006-2021), Deakin University, Australia (2005 and 2006), and Charles Darwin University, Australia (2003 and 2004). He also worked at Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia (1996-2002), Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (1994-1996) and University of Manchester (casual - 1993) and the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (1986-1993). He obtained his Ph.D from the University of Manchester, UK. His research interests include public sector accounting, governance, accountability, accounting for sustainable development, performance management and accounting in emerging economies. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change, a Deputy Editor of Accounting and Finance. His profile can be found at (38) Professor Zahirul Hoque | LinkedIn and Professor Zahirul Hoque - Google Scholar
Dr. Samar El SayadAssistant Professor of Accounting
College of Business Administration (CBA)
Dr. Samar El Sayad is an assistant of professor of accounting at Prince Sultan University (PSU), Saudi Arabia. Also, she is a lecturer in accounting at Tanta University, Egypt. She is a sustainability ambassador for the PSU center for sustainability and climate (CSC). She received her Ph.D. degree in Management Accounting from the University of Glasgow, UK. She is a member of PSU’s steering committee for impact ranking for 2022/2023. She has received Emerald Reviewer recognition for reviewing papers in Emerald journals. Her research interest is sustainability (SDG 4, SDG 7, SDG 8, SDG 11, SDG 16, SDG 17), forensic accounting, data analytics, and supply chain. She completed many international professional certifications such as AICPA’s Data Analysis Fundamentals Certificate, AICPA’s Data Visualization Certificate, AICPA’s Fundamentals of Forensic Accounting Certificate, AICPA’s Robotic Process Automation Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate, AICPA’s Data Analytics Core Concepts Certificate, and AICPA’s Application of Data Analysis Essentials Certificate. She received many certificates of appreciation from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). Dr. Samar has participated in many reputable international conferences and acted as a reviewer for many international journals and conferences.
Dr. Amira KhattakMarketing
College of Business Administration (CBA)
Amira Khattak is Associate Chair of the Marketing Program in the College of Business Administration, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia. She has received her Ph.D. degree from The University of Auckland, New Zealand, and her Master's Degree from The University of Hull, UK. Her areas of interest and research are environmental and social upgrading in global value chains (GVCs). Due to her interest in social and environmental aspects, she along with other members of the department is actively engaged in incorporating SDG goals in the Marketing program in various ways and through multiple initiatives. Amira was a leader of a “Sustainability” track of the Business, Environment and Society Lab of CBA. Amira is a member of advisory and editorial boards of various local and international journals. Amira has published in reputed journals including Competition and Change: The Journal of Globalisation, Financialisation and Political Economy, British Food Journal, Critical Perspectives on International Business, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, European Journal of International Management, and Emerald Journal of Emerging Market Cases.
Dr. Alia MitchellPFHEA EdD (University of Cincinnati), Vice Dean, College of Humanities and Sciences (CHS) Director, Teaching and Learning Center (TLC)
Linguistics and Translation Department in CHS
Dr. Mitchell has 24 years of teaching experience and won Education First's Teaching Excellence Award 2020 in Saudi Arabia. She is a Higher Education Academy Principal Fellow and a TESOL-CAEP and NCAAA accreditation reviewer. At Prince Sultan University, she is the Vice Dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences and Director of the Teaching and Learning Center. As Director of the TLC, she is responsible for providing professional development opportunities for faculty members, students, and administrative staff. Including sessions on how to ‘green’ the curriculum. Dr. Mitchell has predominantly taught English as a Second or Foreign Language, TEFL, and Linguistic courses. She is involved in her field of specialization via different associations such as TESOL International, TESOL Arabia, TESOL Greece, and AAAL. In the past, she was the Riyadh Chapter Representative for KSAALT-TESOL. She is also a member of the American Evaluation Association. She recently presented on a panel at the THE Digital Universities MENA Region 2022 about How to Create more effective Student Centered Digital Learning Experiences. In that regard, she has attended as well as presented numerous sessions at various conferences both locally and internationally held in various places throughout the world like Hong Kong, Greece, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Canada, and the USA.
Prof. Hadeer AbouelnagahLinguistics and Translation
College of Humanities and Sciences (CHS)
Aboelnagah, is a Professor of English Literature and Translation at PSU in Riyadh. She is the Director of the Translation and Authoring Center and a Principal fellow at Advanced Higher Education Academy UK. She is awarded the National Endowment of Humanities grant of Digital Humanities, USA 2022-3. Aboelnagah taught at The State University of New York, University of Ottawa, Carleton University in Canada and Middlebury College. She authored a series of 10 books, translated 8 books, edited a large number of books and translation projects, and published numerous academic articles that address women in Islam, post-colonial literature and the relationship between man and nature. She was an invited guest speaker at UNESCO World Forum of Humanities in South Korea 2018, Food for Thought TV series in the Netherlands 2017, The Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World in Rabat 2017, Times Higher Education MENA 2022 and many other international academic occasions. Aboelnagah is the advisor of the environment club at PSU and the leader of the campus wide Go- Green campaign.
Prof. Mohamad BoudainaMathematics and Sciences
College of Humanities and Sciences (CHS)
Mohamed Bououdina is the Leader of “Energy, Water, and Environment” Lab at Prince Sultan University in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He holds a PhD in Physics from the Grenoble Alps University - France. He has over 20 years of teaching and research work experience. He occupied several positions at leading research institutions and academia, including Institute Neel (CNRS) Grenoble - France, University of Zaragoza - Spain, NIMCR - AIST Tsukuba - Japan, Department of Materials at QMUL - London and School 3M at the University of Nottingham - UK, Department of Physics at King Khaled University – KSA and University of Bahrain - Bahrain. In addition, he was Visiting Professor at Chinese Academy of Science - China and Petronas University - Malaysia. He has broad background and extensive expertise and skills in Physics, Materials Science & Engineering, Nanotechnology and Energy, specifically in Materials fabrication, analytical and spectroscopic characterizations as well as properties for cutting-edge technologies. He published over 400 papers in ISI journals, over 20 book chapters and 2 indexed books. He presented his research findings at international conferences with over 30 as invited speaker. Besides, he is reviewer and member of the editorial board of numerous international journals, such as Internal Journal of Hydrogen Energy and Journal of Nanomaterials. His research projects involved partnership with industry, like Sanyo, Toyota and Mazda, Timet-UK, DSTL and QinetiQ-MoD, Aramco, and Garmco. During his career, he established a broad and rich research network with eminent scientists in France, UK, North Africa, GCC, India, China, Malaysia, Turkey, Ukraine, Poland, USA, Sweden, Italy, Spain, and Brazil.
Dr. Raghed TawrnehGeneral Studies
College of Humanities and Sciences (CHS)
Dr. Raghad Tarwneh has over 20 years of experience Kingdom school PE Teacher . Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University; As a Health education lecturer. Assistant professor in (PSU) science 2019 (HPE Department . Dr.Raghad is interested in voluntary work in the field of physical education, and community service.
Ms. Fawzia GoniPYP
College of Humanities and Sciences (CHS)
Ms. Fawzia Goni has over 20 years of English-teaching experience. She has worked at Prince Sultan Universityas an ESL lecturer and Academic Coordinator for 14 years. She served as an active member of the Accreditation team during the Institutional Accreditation process. She has also served on Department Council, Recruitment, Curriculum Review and development, and Exam Review Committees. She has an MA Edu, TESOL. As a result, she is trained and experienced in the theories and concepts of teaching and learning. She has conducted training sessions for IELTS at PSU and other institutions. She is also the SAT Exam Coordinator at PSU. Her research interests include Language Acquisition, Innovations in English-Teaching pedagogy, and quality education.
Dr. Israa FardousPhD (Aberdeen), RGU
Assistant Professor of Architecture and Design Department of Interior Design College of Architecture and Design (CAD)
Dr. Isra’a Fardous is an Assistant Professor of Architecture and Design at Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia. She is a professional designer with expertise in environmental studies, interior design, building systems and services, and team leadership. Her Ph.D. research is in sustainable architecture and the environment. Proven competence in a variety of design disciplines, as well as in environmental design and its application to a variety of technological and research-related challenges (Thermal Comfort, indoor logger monitoring, Dynamic Facades, Built Environment, Vernacular, and Hybrid Architecture).
Demonstrated expertise in managing multiple design projects in the housing, retail, healthcare, and resort industries; building data analysis and simulation; adaptability to multicultural environments; and experience with competitive architectural proposals and arbitration cases. Two books on interior design and environmental design were published.
Dr. Mohammed Ezzat Al-AtroushAssistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Member of the soil improv. Tech. Committee, ASCE-GI, Member of Structures and Material (S&M) Research Lab, Faculty Advisor of the PSU-ASCE Student Chapter
Engineering Management Department College of Engineering (CE)
Mohamed Ezzat is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Prince Sultan University (PSU), KSA. His area of specialty is geotechnical Engineering, with an emphasis on resilient infrastructure applications. He obtained his MSc in 2013 and a Ph.D. in 2018, both at Ain Shams University, Egypt. He has several publications in different prestigious journals. After joining PSU in 2019, he participated in founding the Structures and materials (S&M) research lab. Between 2020 and 2022, he was awarded five different research grants for his studies in the area of resilient and sustainable infrastructures. He was also awarded the PSU research excellence 2nd prize in 2021. Ezzat is a member of the soil improvement technical committee at ASCE Geotechnical Institute (GI). He is also a member of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and the Fabricated Geomembranes Institute (FGI). As well as he is the founder and faculty advisor of the ASCE Student Chapter at Prince Sultan University. In addition to his academic work, he is a licensed professional engineer and has been the principal of a geotechnical engineering consulting firm. He provided geotechnical expertise for more than 250 projects throughout the Middle East, involving site investigations, problematic soils, evaluation of the stability of slopes and escarpments, construction and permanent dewatering, design of deep excavation support, traditional and specialized lab testing, field monitoring, geophysical studies, foundation and bridge design, the effect of tunnel induced ground deformations on the adjacent surface and underground structures.
Dr. Mahajan Sagar BhaskarPhD (UJ), SMIEEE
Assistant Professor, Renewable Energy Lab, Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, Prince Sultan University (PSU)
M. S. BHASKAR received the bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunication engineering from the University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India in 2011 and a master’s degree in power electronics and drives from the Vellore Institute of Technology, VIT University, India in 2014, and Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Johannesburg, South Africa in 2019. He is with Renewable Energy Lab, Department of Communications and Networks Engineering, College of Engineering, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He was a Post-Doctoral researcher with his Ph.D. tutor in the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Esbjerg, Denmark in 2019. He worked as a Researcher Assistant in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar in 2018-2019. He worked as a Research Student with Power Quality Research Group, Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in Aug/Sept 2017. He has authored 150 plus scientific papers with particular reference to DC/DC and DC/AC converter, and high gain converter, and received the Best Paper/presenter Research Paper Awards from IEEE-GPECOM’21, IEEE-GPECOM’20, IEEE-CENCON’19, IEEE-ICCPCT’14, IET-CEAT’16. He is a senior member of IEEE, IEEE Industrial Electronics, Power Electronics, Industrial Application, and Power and Energy, Robotics and Automation, Vehicular Technology Societies, Young Professionals, various IEEE Councils, and Technical Communities. He is a reviewer member of various international journals and conferences, including IEEE and IET. He received the IEEE ACCESS award “Reviewer of Month” in Jan 2019 for his valuable and thorough feedback on manuscripts, and for his quick turnaround on reviews. He is the Associate Editor of IET Power Electronics, IET Journal of Engineering, and Topic Editor of MDPI Electronics, Switzerland.
Dr. Wafa Abdelmajeed LabibPh.D., F.HEA, M.ASCE , Architecture
College of Architecture and Design (CAD)
Dr. Wafa Labib is an assistant professor of the Architecture department, College of Architecture & Design at Prince Sultan University since 2012. Dr. Wafa was awarded her PhD in structural Engineering from Liverpool John Moores University, UK in 2008. The title of her thesis is “An Experimental Study and Finite Element Analysis of Punching Shear Failure in Steel Fibre-reinforced Concrete Pile-supported Floor Slabs”. She was awarded M.Sc. in Structural Engineering and B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from University of Jordan. Dr. Wafa has more than 12 years of experience teaching structural analysis, structural design & construction materials modules at Islamic Azad University, Bolton University & Prince Sultan University. She also has 2 years of experience as Structural Engineer at a reputable engineering company in Dubai. Dr. Wafa is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) UK, since 2015. She is also a member in the American Society for Civil Engineering ASCE. In 2019, she was awarded a research grant for her studies in the area of the usage date-palm fibres in cement composites.
Dr. Hana Omar
Director of Community Support and Acting Director of International Relations and Partnerships at King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, Saudi Arabia
Director of Community Support and Acting Director of International Relations and Partnerships at King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre. In her role, she manages the implementation of humanitarian projects to support education, protection, early recovery, and agriculture in vulnerable and affected communities around the world in partnership with the UN, INGOs, and NGOs. Also, she leads and manages different files to enhance international partnerships.
Prior to that, she worked in the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During her work at the Ministry, she was seconded to the United Nations Development Programme in New York as a Fundraising and Engagement Consultant and co-founded the Global Goals Jams initiative to promote the SDGs and find durable solutions. Later, she served in the Saudi Embassy in Rome as the head of the International Cooperation Unit to liaise with international organizations and manage the G20-Saudi Presidency file. She was also a member of the Leader’s Program at the Ministry. Previously, worked in the Centre on Disability Studies (CDS), University of Hawaii at Manoa to support students with disabilities and build local capacities to improve services through a wide range of education, research, and activities in collaboration with other disciplines. She published several articles on inclusive education and community-based technologies. She is also a reviewer for different international journals.
Dr. Sana Malik
Associate Professor, University of Management and Technology (UMT), Pakistan
Dr. Sana Malik is a proven professional and academician with diverse teaching and research experience. She received her Master’s (2014) and PhD (2021) from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in housing studies. Her research domain includes low-income housing, housing affordability and sustainability, built environment, and architectural studies. She is a recipient of the Graduate on Time (GOT) Award Holder for Ph.D. by the Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS), USM. Recently, she is Appointed as Board Trustee Member for Reall- UK’s leading Affordable housing organization. Dr. Malik has initiated collaborative initiatives for housing research and conducted knowledge sessions on national and international platforms. As a policy expert, she has also served as a short-term consultant with World Bank for a housing finance project. She has 25 plus Publications in Well reputed Journals with prestigious publishers (Springer/ Elsevier/ Taylor & Francis). She received the Awarded Certification for Teaching and Research (CFETR) from George Mason University, USA in 2016. She has presented Research Work in different national & international conferences. She has been in academia for a decade and was among of Founding members of the Department of Architecture at UMT, Pakistan.
Dr. Yasir JavedComputer Science
College of Computer & Information Sciences (CCIS)
Dr. Yasir Javed is a highly qualified data scientist, senior programmer / developer with over 18 years' experience in research, security programming, software development, project management, and analytics. As part of his research, he has interests in data analytics, forensics, smart cities, network security, and education sustainability, instructional development, learning and education sustainability, robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles, vehicular platoons, secure software development, signal processing, IoT analytics, intelligent applications, and predictive computing inspired by artificial intelligence. With an outstanding PhD student award from UNIMAS, Sarawak, Dr. Yasir holds a PhD degree. In addition, he was awarded a rector's medal in his MS degree as well as a Distinguished Teaching Award from the President. Listed in Top researcher award at PSU in recognition of his research contributions, he has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in top-tier journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters.. Additionally, he serves as a reviewer for several journals. With regards to his professional experience, he has undertaken a variety of national and international research funding projects and has also served as an analyst programmer at the Prince Megren Data Center, the Center of Excellence, and the Research and Initiative Center at Prince Sultan University. He serves as Chair of the ACM Professional Chapter in KSA and is an active member of the RIOTU group at Prince Sultan University.
Dr. Tanzila SabaChair of Information Systems Department
College of Computer & Information Sciences (CCIS)
Prof. Tanzila Saba earned her PhD in document information security and management from the Faculty of Computing, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia in 2012. She won the Best Student Chancellor Award in the Faculty of Computing UTM in 2012. Currently, she serves as an Associate Chair of the Information Systems Department in the College of Computer and Information Sciences at Prince Sultan University Riyadh KSA. In recent years, her primary research focus has been medical imaging, pattern recognition, sustainability, information security, and IoT applications. She has above 300 publications that have around 11960 citations with an h-index of 69. Due to her excellent research achievements, she was included in Marquis Who’s Who (S & T) 2012.” Currently, she is the editor and reviewer of highly reputed journals and on the panel of TPC of internationally indexed conferences. She is skilled with ABET & NCAAA quality assurance on the accreditation side. She is a senior member of IEEE. Prof.Tanzila is the leader of the Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics Research Lab at Prince Sultan University and an active professional member of ACM, AIS and IAENG organizations. She is the PSU WiDS (Women in Data Science) ambassador at Stanford University. She received the Best Researcher award for four consecutive years at Prince Sultan University and has been nominated as a Research Professor since September 2019. She has been invited as a keynote speaker at numerous international forums and conferences. She has been among the world's top 2% of scientists for three consecutive years (2020 & 2022), by a research study conducted by Stanford University and Elsevier. She is the only female researcher in KSA, who has been listed in Guide2research since 2019-2022.
Dr. Dario Salerno
Department of Management Studies and Quantitative Methods (DISAQ), University of Naples “Parthenope”, Italy
Dario Salerno is a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Banking and Finance at the Department of Management Studies and Quantitative Methods (DISAQ) of University of Naples “Parthenope”, where he teaches Corporate Finance and Financial Institution and Markets. Prior to this position Dario was Assistant Professor in Finance (tenure track position) at Wenzhou-Kean University in China. He is qualified as an associate professor by the Italian Ministry of Education.
He holds a PhD with “European Doctorate Label” in Banking and Finance from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. In addition, Dario was a Research Scholar at the New York University - Stern School of Business, the University of Glasgow and Colin Powell School, The City College of New York. He is member of the American Finance Association (AFA), the Italian Association of Banking and Finance Professors (ADEIMF), Italian Academy of Business Administration (AIDEA), and the Italian Association of Econometrics.
His work has been published in international academic journals such as Journal of Financial Stability, Finance Research Letters, International Review of Financial Analysis, The International Review of Economics & Finance and Journal of International Financial Management & Accounting. He also wrote a book on sustainability issues entitled “The Evolution of Sustainable Investments and Finance”. He was also consultant for Fideuram Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking on the topics: “Thematic and engagement strategies and Sustainable finance in asset management” and Consultant for Italian Banking Association (ABI) on the topics: Investment risk profiling and FinTech and InsurTech. He was also lecturer for Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. The master program is offered by Parthenope University in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management (MIT Sloan) in Cambridge, USA. He has also collaborated with Prince Sultan University by teaching classes for CEO and financial manager on Corporate Governance, IPOs, Venture Capital and Trade rises within the Elite program of the Saudi Stock Exchange. He has served as a reviewer for scientific journals, like International Review of Financial Analysis, International Journal of Managerial Finance, Quality and Quantity, Journal of Asia Business Studies and Socio Economic Planning Sciences. He is in the Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Asia Business Studies; Economics, Management, and Financial Markets, Addleton Academic Publishers and the Center for Economic Development & Social Change (CED).
Dr. Jolly Sahni
Associate Director of MBA Program, Director of Jubilation Office
Having more than fifteen years of experience as a professional, Dr Jolly is working with Prince Sultan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the Director of Jubilation Office and Associate Director for the MBA Program. Her last stint before joining PSU was with the Government of India as Assistant Professor and was involved in training Bureaucrats on Governance and Policy making. She is also a certified trainer from Thames Valley, UK. She has been invited to conduct workshops and lectures at many International Universities / Conferences and colloquia like Harvard, Oxford, Newcastle University and British Academy of Management (BAM). She is renowned researcher in the field of Strategic HRM, Quality of Work Life and Corporate Diversification. Her area of expertise includes strategy, international business, work life balance and organisational behaviour. She is presently involved in research on SDGs (Sustainable development goals) defined by United Nations. Heading SDG 8 Committee, she presented the best practices at THE First Global Sustainable Congress held at Glasgow, United Kingdom.
She is the chair of SDG-8: Decent Work and Economic Growth at Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Luisa Alexandra Pinto
Associate Professor, Management Department
Luisa Pinto is Associate Professor in the College of Business Administration, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia. She has received her PhD degree in Industrial Management from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, MBA and Master's Degree in Management from ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal, and a Post-Graduation in Hygiene and Safety at Work. Her current research focuses on the role of sustainability in products and processes within operations and supply chains. As sustainability is related with economic, environmental and social factors, her research focuses also in green and social practices in focal company, supply chains and the impact on company performance. Her experience in the academia as a University Professor is 20 years having started her career in the manufacturing sector in 1996. She has several publications in various internationally reputed journals and international conferences in the area of sustainably supply chain management, social and green practices, corporate social responsibility and performance.
Ms. Ghazala Imran
Ghazala Imran is the Head and the Psychologist Educational Enhancement Unit( EEU )Female Section Students Affairs. She is a Lecturer in College of Humanities-PYP Prince Sultan University and Fellow Higher Education Academy UK. Her additional qualifications include PGD Educational Psychology UK and also in Speech & language pathology with UN affiliation. Being a passionate educationist, she strives to provide a student centred well balanced and supportive learning environment. She has mentored “Soft Skills Training Program for “Sabiq” Riyadh. She had been performing her responsibilities as a Coordinator Students Affair PYP DES, Member Institutional Students Engagement Committee PSU, Chair Quality assurance PYP, Co-Chair Curriculum Committee PYP. As a counselling psychologist she believes in facilitating students by applying differential learning strategies to nurture resilience and wellbeing in students to become more responsible individuals of the society. As a coordinator Psychology club, she has organized a series of seminars with the title “Mental Health Awareness” and “Women Mental Health -A Challenge”. She has presented many workshops for students from the platform of TLC. She is the supervisor of the newsletter Aspire zone EEU shares informative article for PSU community. She volunteers for the Pakistan Embassy Doctors Welfare Camp Riyadh as a counselling psychologist and provides consultancy for community with emotional and academic needs. She is the winner of the in-house Psychology workshop, “Stress Management” at PSU. Prize winner for supervising Prince Salman Research and Translation Centre best research poster Competition for students. She has great interest in research work , her publication are “Impact of Note Taking in Higher Education: A Case Study of Bilingual Students ‘Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science. Another research article publication “Stress coping of expats living in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh during covid-19”. She has also participated in the poster presentation “Relationship between psychological adjustment and social support among breast cancer patients” 12th International Psychiatry conference Jeddah. She has great interest in the areas related to nature and the sustainability programs.
Ms. Inas Al-Saqqaf
BA, MPA, PhD student (ED) Educational Administration & Management
Inas Shakeb Al-Saqqaf is an academic researcher and PhD student at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia. She obtained her Masters in Public Administration (with honors) from USM, Malaysia. She has more than 15 years of experience in the field of education and management. All her research publications are in high impact journals. Her current research interest is Sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals.