Our team

Office of the Vice President

Kevin Cullen

Vice President for Innovation and Economic Development

Executive Secretary

Catherine Montiano

Executive Secretary

Operations & Strategy

Mark Hull

Operations & Strategy Manager

Marketing & Outreach

Sara Brady

Graphic Designer

Malak Sabahi

Graphic Designer

Lama M. Kattan

Graphic Designer

Business & Finance

Salah Alenazi

Business & Finance Manager

Alaa Bagadeem

Financial Analyst

Agha Safia

Business Administrator

Tenant Affairs

Farhan Al-Shahrani

Manager, Tenant Affairs

Amr AlThagafi

KRTP Commercial Officer

Norani Nordin

Partner Relations Coordinator

Omar Kutbi

Tenant Relations Officer

Reem Philby

Business Operations Officer

Industry Partnerships

Contact us about

  • Joining our industry collaboration program
  • Hiring KAUST graduates and students
  • Conducting corporate R&D at KAUST 
  • Establishing physical presence at the KAUST Research & Technology Park

Business Development

Loay Alfi

Manager, Business Development

Amjad H. Ashri

Business Development Specialist

Omar Khasawneh

Business Development Specialist

Bayan Ahmed

Program Coordinator

Industry Engagement

Belal Fayad

Manager, KICP Affairs 

Manal Alotaibi

Logistics Support Associate

Khaled Hallak

Partner Relations Officer

Salahud Din

Engagement Officer

Entrepreneurship Center

Contact us about

  • Corporate innovation programs
  • Business plan development
  • Accelerators and mentorship

Hattan Ahmed

Entrepreneurship Collaboration Manager, Interim Head of the Entrepreneurship Center


Abdulrahman Al Jiffry

Educational Program Development Officer

Arwa Shafi

Innovation Academy Associate

Nikolaos Tsorpatzidis

Startup Coordinator

Jerry Faldas

Team Admin

Nawaf A. Algain

Learning and Design Program Manager

Rayan A. Alrasheed

Startup Incubator Lead

Salman S. Kattan

Startup Coordinator

Roberto Ciaramaria

Data and Business Analyst

Ali A. Alahmari

Startup Coordinator

Innovation Fund

Contact us about

  • Investing in startups
  • Pitching a business plan
  • Contact

Tamer Osman

Investment Manager

Francois Pichot

Investment Manager

Enaam Tamboosi

Portfolio Coordination Analyst

Technology Commercialization

Contact us about

  • Licensing KAUST technology
  • Reporting an invention

Technology Portfolio

Nisreen Mostareeh

Technology Portfolio Manager

Saida Djebili

Technology Portfolio Manager

Jessica Eid

Technology Portfolio Manager

IP, Patents & Contracts

Haifa Al Mayman

IP& Contracts Coordinator

Halah Dokhan

IP& Database Assistant

Jeffrey M. Bissette

Special Projects

Hind Al-Johani

Technology Portfolio Manager