H. E. Dr. Khalid S. Al-Sultan

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 Educational Affairs.

KFUPM Rector

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.