is the Fourth Rector of King Fahd University for
Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and
the first to have graduated from the institution to hold
this position. He also has served as Deputy Minister for
Dr. Al-Sultan received a Ph.D. in Industrial and
Operations Engineering (Operations Research) and a
M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1990. Prior to that, he
obtained a M.S. in Systems Engineering from KFUPM in
January 1987, and a B.S. (with highest honors) in
Systems Engineering, KFUPM, in January 1985.
Dr. Al-Sultan was the Dean of the College of
Computer Science & Engineering (September
1996–August 1998) and Chairman of the Systems
Engineering Department (June 1993–August 1996) at
KFUPM. Dr. Al-Sultan has served on the Editorial
Boards of several international journals, has
published 40 papers in refereed journals,
co-authored one book and four book chapters, and has
attended numerous international conferences. He is a
member of a number of international professional
organizations and consultant for several government
and private industrial institutions. Dr. Al-Sultan
is now a member of Saudi Aramco Board of Directors.
Dr. Al-Sultan received also a number of awards for
his distinguish work, researches & participations.
In 2005, he received the “Middle East CEO of the
Year 2005” award.
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