Our team

Office of the Vice President

Kevin Cullen

Vice President for Innovation and Economic Development
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Catherine Montiano

Executive Secretary

Commercial Legal

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Francesco Fotea

Commercial Director

Operations & Strategy

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Mark Hull

Operations & Strategy Manager

Marketing & Outreach

Aurelie Arsouze

Acting Innovation Marketing Manager 

Sara Brady

Creative Lead

Malak Sabahi

Graphic Designer

Lama Kattan

Graphic Designer

Katja Gorenflot

Event Marketing Specialist

Bashayer Waly

Communication Specialist 

Dina Soufi

Marketing Specialist

Business & Finance

Salah Alenazi

Business & Finance Manager

Saira Baksh

Financial Analyst

Agha Safia

Business Administrator

Tenant Affairs

Amr AlThagafi

Tenant Affairs Manager

Reem Philby

Business Operations Officer

Norani Nordin

Partner Relations Coordinator

Omar Kutbi

Tenant Relations 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

Farhan Al-Shahrani

Head of Innovation Partnerships

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Amjad Ashri

Innovation Partnerships Manager

Manal Alotaibi

Logistics Support Associate

Entrepreneurship Center

Contact us about

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

Hattan Ahmed

Head of the Entrepreneurship Center

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Abdulrahman Al Jiffry

Educational Program Development Officer

Arwa Shafi

Innovation Academy Associate

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Nikolaos Tsorpatzidis

Startup Coordinator

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Jerry Faldas

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Nawaf Algain

Learning and Design Program Manager

Rayan Alrasheed

Startup Incubator Lead

Salman Kattan

Startup Coordinator

Roberto Ciaramaria

Data and Business Analyst

Ali Alahmari

Startup Coordinator

Bulent Erbilgin

Visiting Faculty

Lama Hakem

Training Associate

Innovation Fund

Contact us about

  • Investing in startups
  • Pitching a business plan
  • Contact
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Tamer Osman

Acting Innovation Fund Head

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Francois Pichot

Investment Manager

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Enaam Tamboosi

Portfolio Coordination Analyst

Nadine Mojadidi

Financial Analyst

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Asim Danish

Business Advisory Manager 

Afnan Bukhari

Business Administrator  

Elena Lopez Rubio

Investment Associate

Technology Commercialization

Contact us about

  • Licensing KAUST technology
  • Reporting an invention

Sean Flanigan

Director of Technology Transfer

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Industry Engagement

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Belal Fayad

Divisional Engagement Manager, Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering

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Omar Khasawneh

Business Development Specialist

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Salahud Din

Acting Divisional Engagement Manager, Physical Sciences and Engineering

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Warren Duffy

Economic Development Specialist

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Jeffrey Bissette

Technology Development Specialist

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Khaled Hallak

Partner Relations Officer

Riddhi Shukla

Business Development Manager

Technology Portfolio

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Saida Djebili

Technology Portfolio Manager

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Nisreen Mostareeh

Technology Portfolio Manager

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Hind Al-Johani

Technology Portfolio Manager

IP, Patents & Contracts

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Piotr Musial

IP, Patent & Contracts Manager

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Halah Dokhan

IP& Database Assistant

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Haifa Al Mayman

IP& Contracts Coordinator