Nine members in KSA were selected to shape the future of the KSA UK Alumni network and inspire the next generation of leaders. They will contribute to the planning and directing the Saudi network future activites and events. The nine board members who will take the initiative and bring positive changes to the community are:

Alumni Board Members

KSA UK Alumni Board Chair Dr. Taghreed Al-Saraj

Dr. Taghreed Al-Saraj is a Saudi female best-selling author, an international educational and entrepreneurship consultant, women leadership coach, member of the board, British Council Social Impact Award winner, an international public speaker and a Saudi Ambassador for Women's Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO). She has earned her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics & TESOL from UCL Institute of Education, and a Master of Science in Education from the University of Miami. 

Board Co-Chair Torky Al-Sajjan

Torky is a senior business development savvy with 17+ years of well-rounded experience in enabling and scaling up growth across multiple sectors and industries, including wide exposure to business dynamics in publicly listed and multinational companies, regulatory frameworks, and government strategic initiatives. Torky works as the Director of Planning & Business Development at the Vision Realization Office, Ministry of Finance. He has earned his Executive MBA from CASS Business School.

Events & Activities lead Dr. Mawya Khafaji

Mawya is an associate professor in the school of Medicine, department of Radiology, KAU.  A member of the Saudi FDA national committee of Dose Reference Levels, as well as a member of the Radiation Protection Committee in KAU hospital. She is the Founder and Head of the Volunteering Office of KAU. She got nominated by Sayidaty as one of the 100 most influential women in Saudi Arabia. She holds a MSc and PhD in Medical Physics from Exeter.

Communication,Sponsorship Dr. Khalid Al-Hathlool

Khalid is currently working as the Executive Director for Corporate Services at Saudi Water Partnership Company, and Professor of English at Al-Imam Mohammed Ibn Saud University. Dr Khalid is the former change management/ HR adviser to the minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture. Khalid holds a MA of English Literature and a PhD of English comparative literature from Warwick

Events & Activities lead Dr. Hibaq Yousuf

Dr. Hibaq was a research specialist in the college of Medicine Research Centre, KSU, in addition to Approvals Officer at Medivisa. Now she is a dentist in Al-Yamamah Hospital, MOH. She expertise in Health Informatics and medical decision-making capabilities. She holds a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from University of Science and Technology and a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Informatics from City University London.

Events & Activities lead Omar Alzaim

Omar is an associate Director in the Investment Banking Advisory team at HSBC Saudi Arabia. He is also the co-founder and a senior advisor at Alma Limited, a private family office responsible for global investment and asset management. He holds a BEng (Hons) in Engineering and Business Management from King’s College London and is also a CFA charter holder.

Communication Lead Mashni Al-Saeed

Mashni is the founder of the sleep lab in King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre as well as a board member of the Saudi society for Respiratory Care with over 20 years of experience in the field of Raspatory care and sleep.  Mashni is a sleep medicine specialist as his current practice and he is the head of respiratory care service. He participated as a guest speaker in over 30 conferences/activities and holds a MSc in Behavioural Sleep medicine from Glasgow.

Sponsorship Lead Ahmed Al-Hidan

Ahmed is passionate in Communication and in giving back his society and opening up opportunities for youth to learn and gain knowledge in different fields.  He is Supervisor in change management office at General Organization for Technical and Vocational Training Technical and vocational and chemistry teacher for Diploma and Bachelor students for over 16 years. He holds an MSc of Polymer and Surface Coating science and Technology from Leeds and currently a PhD researcher in Glasgow.

Events & Activities lead George Richards

George Richards is the head of heritage programmes at Art Jameel, an organisation supports artists and creative communities. George is responsible for initiatives in the fields of traditional craft, architectural preservation, and the digital recording of heritage. He is a specialist assessor for the British government’s Cultural Protection Fund, a director of Community Jameel, a trustee of the Prince’s Foundation, and a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.