General Supervisor of Services

General Supervisor of Services

Prof. Nedal T. Ratrout is the General Supervisor for Services (Chief Operations Officer & Chief Financial Officer) and Professor of Civil Engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) since 2018.

Previously, he served as the chairman of the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at KFUPM between 2010 and 2015, and Dean of Academic Development between 2015 and 2018.

Professor Ratrout received his BSc. in Civil Engineering in 1983 and his MSc. in Civil Engineering (Transportation) in 1985 from KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering (Transportation) from Michigan State University, USA in 1989.

Professor Ratrout is well known for his strategic decision-making, executive vision and thought leadership. He has served as a member and chairman at various boards and leadership committees, which includes the National Committee for Traffic Safety in King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (Member), the Saudi Society for Traffic safety (Board Member), and the Traffic Safety Committee at KFUPM (Chairman)

Professor Ratrout is also an accomplished Educational Leader and a Certified Consultant Engineer with over 25 years of demonstrated experience spanning academic administration, academic development, project consulting and academic advising fields. He has developed a broad global mindset as a result of working with stakeholders, cross-functional teams, and executives in both academic and industry arenas.

Professor Ratrout has published 65 papers in refereed journals and conferences, and served as a Chairman and a Committee Member in 27 Ph.D. dissertations and M.Sc. theses. He has received numerous awards for his distinguished performance in academia.

Reporting Relationships:

Reporting to:

- H.E. the Rector of the University

Direct Reports:

- Director General, Administrative Affairs
- Director General, Cultural & Recreational Facilities
- Director General, Environment Health & Safety
- Director General, Financial Affairs
- Director General, Food Services
- Director General, Housing & Office Services
- Director General, Maintenance
- Director General, Materials
- Director General, Medical Center
- Director General, Projects
- Director General, Security
- Director, University Press
- Director, Services Follow-up Unit
- Director, Office of Gen. Supervisor, Services