Our team

Office of the Vice President

Jean M.J. Fréchet

Senior Vice President of Research and Innovation & Economic Development,
About Fréchet

Marketing & Outreach

Rebekah Kapfer

Marketing & Outreach Manager
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Lauratu Osu

Marketing Associate

Cristina Romento

Graphics Designer

Business & Finance

Salah Alenazi

Business & Finance Manager

Alaa Bagadeem

Financial Analyst

Secretary

Catherine Montiano

Executive Secretary

Industry Partnership & the Park Office

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

Imad Abukhalaf

Director,
Industry Partnership Office & The Park

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Business Development

Loay Alfi

Manager, Business Development
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Belal Fayad

Manager, KICP Affairs 

Marcus Lentz

Business Development Specialist

Hashim Al Zain

Business Development Specialist

Omar Khasawneh

Business Development Specialist

Bayan Ahmed

Program Coordinator

Industry Relations

Omar Kutbi

Industry Relations Officer

Manal Alotaibi

Logistics Support Associate

Duaa Dawood

Business Analyst

Planning and Development

Eyad Kutbi

Manager, Planning and Development

Khaled Hallak

Partner Relations Officer

Reem Philby

Business Operations Officer

Partners Affairs

Farhan Al-Shahrani

Manager, Partner Affairs

Amr AlThagafi

KRTP Commercial Officer

Norani Nordin

Partner Relations Coordinator

Secretary

Saira Baksh

Secretary

Entrepreneurship Center

Contact us about

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

Gordon McConnell

Director,
Entrepreneurship Center

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Abdulrahman Al Jiffry

Educational Program Development Officer

Amal Dokhan

Learning & Design Manager 

Hattan Ahmed

Entrepreneurship Collaboration Manager

Jerry Faldas

Team Admin

Nikolaos Tsorpatzidis

Startup Coordinator

Arwa Shafi

Innovation Academy Associate

Innovation Fund

Contact us about

  • Investing in startups
  • Pitching a business plan

Nicola Bettio

Director,
Innovation Fund 

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Samer Samman

Investment Manager

Tamer Osman

Investment Manager

Francois Pichot

Investment Manager

Enaam Tamboosi

Portfolio Coordination Analyst

Technology Commercialization

Contact us about

  • Licensing KAUST technology
  • Reporting an invention

Mardson Q. McQuay

Acting Director,
Technology Commercialization

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Technology Portfolio

Saif Mohamed

Sr. Technology Portfolio Manager

Nisreen Mostareeh

Technology Portfolio Manager

Saida Djebili

Technology Portfolio Manager

Jessica Eid

Technology Portfolio Manager

Ghofran Saad

Technology Transfer Coordinator

IP, Patents & Contracts

Winsome Dunn

IP, Patent and Contracts Manager

Haifa Al Mayman

IP& Contracts Coordinator

Halah Dokhan

IP& Database Assistant

Technology Development

Tamer Shahin

Project Engineer