SK has built a strong network of researchers, policy makers, educators, consultants and employers from all parts of the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current developments and challenges. This directory can be used to help find, support and collaborate with experts from the SK network.

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Dr. Mutasim Elhag Elhussien

Associate Professor

Mutasim Elhag Elhussien is currently an Associate Professor in the Chemistry Department, Faculty of Education, Nile Valley University, Sudan. He received his PhD in Physical Chemistry in 2010 from Moscow State Academy of Fine Chemical Technology.…

Yusuf Makarfi Isa

Senior Lecturer

Yusuf Makarfi Isa has expertise in the field of catalysis and renewable fuels. He was trained in Moscow and has experience of teaching and doing research at different institutions. He is currently a senior lecturer at the Durban University of Technology, where he engages in research and teaching.

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Dr. Rashid Khan

Head of Intellectual Property and Innovation

Dr. Rashid Khan is now the Head of Intellectual Property and Innovation for Aramco Entrepreneurship. He was the founding member of Intellectual Assets Management for Saudi Aramco. He transformed the Intellectual Property domain of Saudi Aramco.…

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Dr. Jamal Al-Akkad


Jamal Al-Akkad after an exciting and challenging decade as an entrepreneur from 1980s to 1990s, he took different paths working on several interesting and challenging assignments. He decided to revert to entrepreneurship and is currently an investor in SMEs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), consultant and mentor in entrepreneurship, SMEs development and IP commercialisation he also delivers lectures in entrepreneurship and Ideation mind mapping.…

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Sami A. Khursani

Chief Operation Officer

Sami A. Khursani is currently the Chief Operation Officer of Wa’ed, the Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Center. He has more than 25 years of experience in Oil & Gas and Engineering related fields.…

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Saeed Bahidrah

Doctoral Student

Saeed Bahidrah is a doctoral student in Eastern Michigan University’s programme in Technology, majoring in construction management. He is interested in lean construction, sustainability and green buildings. He is currently working on his dissertation on the factors predicting construction firms’ employees’ likelihood of adopting green building practices.…

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Dr. Kasim A. Korkmaz

Assistant Professor

Dr. Kasim Korkmaz is an Assistant Professor at Eastern Michigan University. Dr Korkmaz’s expertise is in Civil Engineering and Construction Management. He has published several papers and reports in related areas and has several research projects on related areas of the sustainability and green practices of constructed facilities and infrastructure from concept to maintenance.…

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Jannah M. Baarmah

Senior Entrepreneurship Student

Jannah M. Baarmah is a senior entrepreneurship student with distinctive achievements, rewards and awards to her name such as Queen Effat Citizenship Award, and heading the Student Council of the University.…

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Dr. Khairul Naim Adham

Head of Unit

Khairul Naim Adham is the Head of Unit (Strategic Planning), National Biodiversity Centre Core Team at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia (NRE). He is also a National Expert for the Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Policy Support for Malaysia project (Economic Planning Unit in collaboration with the European Union) and Expert Panel for National Occupational Skills Standard (NOSS) Green Technology Compliance, Department of Skill Development and Ministry of Human Resource.…

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Prof. Chamhuri Siwar

Professor and Principal Research Fellow

Chamhuri Siwar is a Professor Emeritus and Principal Research Fellow at the Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), National University of Malaysia (UKM). He holds a Bachelor of Economics from the UKM, Master of Agriculture Economics from the University of Leeds, UK and Master of Agriculture and Resources Economics from Iowa State University, USA.…

Fatemah A. Al Maddah

Legal Advisor Qualifications

Fatemah A. Al Maddah is a legal advisor at a private investment company situated in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She holds an LLM degree in International Business Law from the Centre of Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University in London and a Licence in French Law and Economic Studies from the University Paris Descartes (Paris V) in Paris.…

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Dr. Adil Hamid


DR. Adil A. Hamid is a Business Consultant, Academic Advisor, and Trainer with over 30 year ,s  experience in high impact senior leadership. Chief representative , Affiliate and Academic Adviser of American University of London in the Gulf &North Africa since 2000 . …

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Elkhidir Mohammed

Managing Director

I am  a final -stage Microfinance Master student at the University of Gezira, Center of Microfinance Researches and Studies. I received a bachelor’s honors degree in Sciences from Gezira University and a professional certificate in Interaction Leadership from the British Council.…

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Mosab Hamdan

Doctoral Researcher

Mosab Hamdan is a PhD Candidate at VeCad research group in Universiti Technologi Malaysia (UTM). He obtained Bachelor degree in Electronic and Electrical engineering from University of Science and Technology (Sudan) in 2010, and MSc in computer architecture and networking at University of Khartoum (Sudan) in 2014.…

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Dr. Mohamed Elmahdi

Project Manager

Mohamed Elmahdi, graduated from university of Stuttgart with a Diplom Ingenieur degree in the aeronautical engineering (equivalent to MSc in the anglo-american system). Then, Mohamed had started his research work at the Institute of Aircraft Systems.…

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Karameldeen Omer

Postgraduate Student

My interest is design and manufacturing sector, passionate about the field of entrepreneurship.
BSc Mechanical Engineering, University of Khartoum, Sudan
MSc Biomedical Engineering, UNIVPM, Italy

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Dr. Randa Elzubair

Senior Financial Consultant

Phd in accounting and finance, over 10 years experience in senior financial and management designation

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Dr. Anwar F. A. Dafa-Alla

Assistant Professor

Anwar Fatihelrahman Ahmed Dafa-Alla( أنور فتح الرحمن أحمد دفع الله) is a Sudanese Computer Scientist. Born in Port Sudan, in January 23rd, 1978. Graduated from The Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport in Alexandria, Egypt, as a Computer Engineer (B.eng).…

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Dr. Mohamed Elmustafa


Dr Elmustafa is the founding Dean of the pharmacy programme at Wad Medani college of Medical Sciences and Technology. He is also the founder of the centre for advanced education,research and services which provides continuous professional development modules in pharmacy practice among many other areas.…

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Dr. Osama Khalifa


– BA in English Language obtained from AlNeelain University, Sudan
– MA in Applied Linguistics , Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan
– PhD in Applied Linguistics, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan
– Currently working as a Lecturer in English Language Centre, Jazan University, KSA
– Teaching Medical Terminology to Medical undergraduates
– Member of Exams Committe, Deanship of Preparatory Year, Jazan University
– Coordinator of Students Affairs Units, PYP, JAzan University
– Previously I used to work for British Educational Institutes, Khartoum, Sudan
– I used to be a Teaching Assistance at Alneelain University, Faculty of Arts
– I used to teach some English courses to freshman students at Alzaim Alazhari University, Faculty of Education
– I have participated in a number of international conferences locally and internationally, in  KSA,UAE, Malaysia
– I have published some academic papers in peer reviewed journals specialised in field of Lnaguage Teaching and Learning

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