EE Program Advisory Board
The Electrical Engineering programs keep strong ties with industry through the External Advisory Board (EAB). EAB provides a reasonable cross-section of current and future employers of our graduates. The board contributes to the evaluation of department program objectives. With high level of knowledge of the current economic climate for electrical engineering and with experience of current and future employer needs in the Kingdom, EAB has a major role in continuous improvement of undergraduate and graduate EE programs.
Through a tight link with industry, our programs will flourish and develop and industry will value our programs and look for our graduates.
Chair of Electrical Engineering Department heads the board. Members represent different sectors of industry related to electrical engineering. In addition, board members include faculty members from EE department, EE accreditation committee and graduate studies committee.
- Provide feedback on EE BS and graduate programs
- Propose suggestions on updating and developing program resources.
- Update students on current progress in industry in the Kingdom in the field of electrical engineering.
- Carry information about quality of EE graduates to industry.
EAB has been in close cooperation with EE BS program for more than a decade. In 2020, EE graduate programs started to prepare for accreditation, and EAB added MS and PhD programs to focal point of interest.
Current EAB Members
The EAB has been reformed with new members and a virtual meeting was held on Nov 1, 2020. The EAB members are:
Ibrahim Al-Abbas have over 30 years of experience in the Saudi marketplace with track record success in various capacities and functions ranging from engineer positions to Head of customer team in NOKIA. Highly versed in the telecommunication industry with up-to-date knowledge of technology state, challenges, and driving forces. Well acquainted with key executives in the market and highly respected. Remarkable interpersonal skills with outstanding ability to establish friendly and respectful business relationships. Competitive, passionate, persuasive and articulate, able to achieve results despite challenging odds.
- Ibrahim is holding M.Sc. in Electrical engineering from King Saud university -May 1992.
- And is holding Master certificate in project management from USA – Jun 2000.
- Member on working committee in ITU (1987-1990).
- Mixed of experience with record of working with more than 22 years in highly international telecommunications company (Lucent, Then Alcatel-Lucent and NOKIA) and other leading community’s in telecommunications industry.
- Chairman Communications engineering chapter -Saudi Counsel of engineering (SCE- 2017-2019).
- Vic President for board director’s and board member in Saudi Telecommunications Society (2007 to present).
- Board Member in National Committee for Information Society (2009 to present). The chairman for the Board is CITC Regulator and includes representatives from different governments community.
- Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. Travel across various countries to attend various seminars, and events.
- Well known person in Telecommunication Industry such as CITC, STC, Mobily and others.
Eng. Khalid Abdulrazaq Alsanea
Hold a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering since 2004 from King Saud University with more than 15 years of engineering, management and leadership. Followed by experience in regulatory affairs with all related activities in telecom industry. Currently holds the Public Policy & Regulatory Consultations Director at STC.
Majid Ali Albahkali
Majid Albahkali is the current co-director of the Center for Excellence for Earth and Space Science at Caltech and KACST (CE2S2). He received his BSc degree from King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He earned his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan Radiation Laboratory, Ann Arbor, USA and his PhD in Electrical Engineering, Electrophysics, from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. He worked in different projects related to Saudi Satellites development at KCAST. His research interests are related to remote sensing, radar imaging, surface and subsurface SAR imaging algorithm problems.
Ziad H. Al-Musallam
Mr. Ziad H. Al-Musallam is a senior technology executive with over thirty years of experience in strategically strengthening local hi-tech capabilities and localization of electronics manufacturing and software industries in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Ziad H. Al-Musallam is currently the Executive VP of Engineering & Operations (E&O) at AEC since 2017 and reports to the Chief Executive Officer, responsible for all core design, engineering, implementation & operational activities of the organization. Mr. Al-Musallam was previously the Senior VP of Engineering & Development from 2014 to 2017 where he was responsible for the technical and engineering function of the company in engineering management and development of its various sections. He was also the Senior VP & GM of the Energy Business Unit from 2015 to 2017 where he oversaw the study and adoption of industrial products in the Energy sector. Mr. Al-Musallam joined AEC as an Engineer in 1991 and has had an illustrious career rising through the ranks within the organization. Prior to AEC, he was a Design Engineer at the National Information Center, Ministry of Interior where he started his career in 1988.
Mr. Al-Musallam is a member of industry Committee, Riyadh Chamber of Commerce; Appraisal Sponsor for CMMI Level 3 certification Software Engineering institute’s (SEI) standard Capability Maturity Model. Mr. Al-Musallam has a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering from King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has attended management programs from INSEAD as well as several other technical and management courses.