KFUPM IAB 17th Meeting

The International Advisory Board (IAB) of King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) concluded its 17th meeting on 9TH February 2015. The meeting which lasts for two-days, attended by members of the board who are elite of local and international dignitaries in the academic and industrial sectors.
The meeting agenda included four key topics: Research Institute, the development plan of the College of Industrial Management, Fund to support research and educational programs « KFUPM Endowment », and the College of Petroleum and Earth Sciences established by the university in partnership with Saudi Aramco in order to be one of the top five colleges in the world in its field.
It is noteworthy that IAB, which was established by the university with the royal approval in May 2006, meets twice a year. Meeting's agenda is prepared and its recommendations been followed-up during the year through a higher committee chaired by the Rector and representatives from KFUPM academic, research, administrative and technical sectors.
KFUPM IAB – whom comprise of local and international dignitaries in academia and industry - aim to provide specialist consultation that contributed to help the university to promote openness to other counterpart international universities and to develop effective partnerships with them. IAB works as a high-level advisory body aims to introduce a global strategic perspective to the university's performance in academic and research, promote innovation and development efforts in these areas, achieve competitive excellence at the global level, and gain specialist advice for future trends.

KFUPM IAB Members:
• Dr. Martin Jischke, Chairman International Advisory Board, President Emeritus, Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.
• Eng. Khalid A. Al-Falih, President and CEO Saudi Arabian Oil Company, KSA.
• Eng. Mohamed H. Al-Mady, Vice Chairman and CEO, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), KSA
• Dr. Khaled S. Al-Sultan, Rector, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, KSA.
• Eng. Olivier Appert, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP), France.
• Mr. John Rice, Vice Chairman, General Electric- President and CEO of GE Technology Infrastructure, U.S.A.
• Dr. Hugo Sonnenschein, President Emeritus and Adam Smith, Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
• Dr. Nam Pyo Suh, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea.
• Mr. Joe Saddi, Chairman Booz & Company, U.S.A.
• Dr. George P. "Bud" Peterson, President Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A.

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