Turki Bin Saud Bin Mohammad Al Saud

He received his PHD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, USA.

In 1997 he joined KACST as director of the newly established Space Research Institute.

In 2004 he became the Vice President of KACST for Research Institutes.

Chairman of the Scientific Council of KACST.

In January 29, 2015 he was appointed as the President of KACST.

Al Saud serves as:

Chairman of the Supervisory Committee for the National Science and Technology and Innovations Plan (NSTIP).

Chairman of the Supervisory Committee for King Abdullah Initiative for Solar Water Desalination.

Chairman of the boards of several joint centers of excellence in collaboration with world’s leading universities and companies.

Chairman of the Supervisory Committee for Technology Incubators.

A member of the Regency Council of Al Faisal University, Riyadh.

A member of the Advisory Council for the School of Engineering at Stanford University.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Technology Development and Investment Company (TAQNIA).